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 Yanukovych Told Ministers About "Improvement” and Threatened Tough Staff Decisions

President Viktor Yanukovych gave a speech at an expanded meeting of the Cabinet.

In his speech he used the word "improvement" several times, reports Censor.NET.

According to the President, the government managed to achieve great results. Among them stabilization of the national currency. "Three years of hryvnia stability," said Yanukovych. And facilitation of the issuance of permits, and reducing the tax burden on businesses, and strengthening of the banking sector.

Also, according to Yanukovych, support for pensioners has been increased. The average pension increased by 44% and the minimum - by 25%. According to the President, the average salary has increased as well.

However, as noted by Yanukovych, many problems remain unsolved. The president felt it especially after his "Dialogue with the Country."

"Have we managed to do everything? No. I especially felt this when communicating with citizens in a teleconference ... Actually, I feel that we have a lot to do in the regions still. People do not care for words but specific programs," Yanukovych said, noting that he got a lot of complaints against officials who "disregard human interests."

Also, he said, most of the companies got into a group with high risk. Regions do not get emergency help from the center. The reform in the housing sector is dragging. "The list is long," the President said, noting that now the logic of anti-crisis measures needs to be worked out. "We did not appreciate the scale of bureaucratic resistance. We do not have time to think," Yanukovych said, referring to the Ministers.

He also demanded the government to ensure the fulfillment of commitments made by Ukraine at a summit in Brussels. At the same time, the President said it is necessary to continue the search for a mutually acceptable model of relations with the Customs Union, which includes the "fraternal peoples of Ukraine."

In conclusion Yanukovych noted that updating the global economy remains weak, leaving Ukraine to look for reserves for domestic development.

"The reforms become irreversible," - said Yanukovych. Any attempt to promote corruption, according to Yanukovych, will be severely punished, including personnel decisions. "I warn you: I will monitor any attempt to keep the loopholes of corruption will be severely punished, including the human resources decisions ... It is important that every member of the Government recalled that his goal - improving the welfare of its citizens," - said Yanukovych.

 
 
 
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