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 "Prime minister's substitution not on agenda," - Poroshenko, Yatseniuk, and Hroisman addressed Ukrainians

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk, and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman have issued a joint statement on the situation in the country, saying the issue of prime minister's substitution is not on the agenda.

Censor.NET informs citing presidential press-service.


"Dear compatriots!

"In the passing year, due to the joint actions of the president, Verkhovna Rada and Cabinet of Ministers, we've managed to stop the offensive of the aggressor. Restored Armed Forces have received proper funding from the state budget. We've created the international coalition in support of Ukraine. In difficult negotiations with international partners, we agreed to restructure the external debt of our country. In the last quarter of 2015, in conditions of war and loss of a significant part of its industrial potential, the economy of Ukraine started demonstrating the first signs of growth. For the first time since 1991, Ukraine has managed to escape from Russia's energy blackmail. Decentralization has become a real change of the government system, fought for at Maidan. Structural reform of energy sector is taking place. Systemic transformations in the anti-corruption policy have been initiated.

"We've passed a difficult path to the fulfillment of all requirements for the sake of being granted the visa-free regime with the EU states. On Jan. 1, 2016, DCFTA between Ukraine and the EU will come into force. It is possible due to the coordinated work of the president, parliament, and government. Our western partners recognize the achievements of the Ukrainian authorities and support the implementation of reforms.

"It is crucial not to stop halfway, because we have to achieve our Ukrainian success. Reforms will become a precondition of victory over the aggressor and membership in the EU and NATO. We are aware that any delay in the reload of the state will play into the hands of the external enemy.

"The top priorities of the coming weeks are the following:

- increasing combat capability of the Ukrainian Armed Forces;
- approving tax amendments suggested by the government and defined by the president as urgent;
- adopting the law on the state budget of Ukraine for 2016;
- adopting decisions that will ensure future cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF;
- upholding steps by the government and the National Bank on economic stabilization and recovery of the financial and banking sector;
- completing the procedure of making amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of decentralization;
- making judicial amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.

"In order to adopt these vitally important decisions, the parliament will hold an extraordinary session on Dec. 17.

"Today, we need unity, mutual support and further joint work of the president, the parliament, and the government as never before. The issue of resignation of the prime minister is not on the agenda.

"We should focus on the interests of Ukraine, restrain political emotions, and demonstrate political culture worthy of the European country.

"We condemn anti-government, hysterical, and anti-state campaign organized by corrupt oligarchs.

"We also consider any forms of mutual struggle inside the parliamentary coalition fruitful for the enemies of Ukrainian statehood and democracy.

"We have a common strategy of state development. The coalition agreement establishes a plan of plainly outlined steps for its implementation. Any discussion should be aimed at optimized ways to implement this plan.

"The unity we demonstrate today is a key factor of successful changes in our country.

"This is what the society expects from us and this is our highest responsibility.

"Glory to Ukraine!"
 
 
 
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