A total of 291 lawmakers voted for such a decision.
In his opening address, Denys Shmyhal said that he will continue all the undertakings and reforms of the previous Government. However, the Prime Minister noted that many fields of government policy require strengthening.
According to the Head of Government, it is necessary to strengthen the economic block of the Government in order to prevent the economic and budget crisis. "We need to review the 2020 budget, especially with regard to social payments and pensions of ordinary Ukrainians, there are expenditures that need to be reduced - this concerns salaries and bonuses of officials, including ministers of the new government, members of a number of supervisory boards and other officials," Denys Shmyhal said.
According to the Prime Minister, one of the overriding tasks is to pay wage arrears to miners. "We have no right to turn away from people who risk their lives daily and to prevent the destruction of the coal industry," the Prime Minister said.
A serious challenge is the coronavirus outbreak in the world, the first case of which has already been confirmed in Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal said, adding: " The Government must work in two directions. The first is medical support for the detection and treatment of the virus. Much has already been done for this purpose, in each region, there are defined medical institutions that are ready for admission of potential patients, family and other doctors were informed, there are 12,000 beds in infectious hospitals, 2,500 isolation rooms but this is not enough. There should be a comprehensive program designed to react to the spread of coronavirus and it will become the first brick in building a system to protect the population from biological, climatic and man-made threats. The second is to raise awareness of the population, not only about what to do in case of illness but also about what the state does for the safety of its citizens. Ukrainians need to know and see that the state protects them. "
Summing up, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that there are simple things to understand that do not require a PhD in economics - it is a simple desire of Ukrainians to have a decent and wealthy life, and his Government will exert every effort to satisfy these desires, because " expectations are high, patience is at its end, and the deadline for reforms was yesterday. "