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 President discussed reforms, privatization and army maintenance with Parliament faction leaders

President Petro Poroshenko has held a working meeting with leaders of parliamentary coalition's factions.

The head of state emphasized the need for intensifying the work over the draft laws necessary for the fulfillment of the coalition agreement and elaborated at the National Council of Reforms in order to accelerate the process of state reformation, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the president.

Poroshenko also emphasized his principal position on privatization of state enterprises that do not affect the state security and the opportunity of selling of which will increase the investment attractiveness of Ukraine. "I think we will have to continue the process of implementing transparent and efficient contests on privatization, but restrict the participation of beneficiaries of Russian origin," the president said.

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The head of state urged to consider the draft law on the abolishment of bail in cases of serious crimes and corruption in order to "block the opportunity for criminals to be released on bail". He noted that he expected the parliamentary coalition to support him in the given issue.

The president also stressed the importance of volunteers' initiatives on the improvement of maintenance of the Ukrainian army. "Everything that concerns security and defense must be considered as top priorities," he said.

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According to the head of State, the Constitutional Commission had already been formed and would begin its work the following week. He has called for acceleration of the constitutional reform and noted the necessity of power decentralization and abolishment of judicial and parliamentary immunity.

The meeting was also attended by Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Hroisman and Prime Minister Arsenii Yatsenuk.

 
 
 
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