At the beginning of the meeting, the President emphasized that it is a defining moment for Ukraine now: "it is high time to resolve the challenges of the country: the preservation of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence as well as protection of the state. We need budget and money for this. We must immediately adopt the State Budget - 2015," the President said.
The President called for the adoption of the draft laws that would create a fair judicial system. Respective draft law "On Ensuring the Right to a Fair Trial" has already been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada by the President. The draft law provides for re-certification of judges, their appointment under the competitive principle, additional control over their property and enhancement of their disciplinary liability.
The Head of State also stressed the importance of amendments to the Law on Public Prosecution. "Real staff renewal is essential. We need fresh blood; we need new people who are not burdened with the necessity to cover each other's backs," the President noted.