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 Abromavicius’ statements came as bombshell. They provided opportunity to boost reforms implementation, - Infrastructure Minister

The minister noted that there were cases in his practice when the MPs tried to press the issue of their appointment to positions in the Cabinet of Ministers.

The high-profile statements by Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavičius provided the opportunity to significantly boost the implementation of reforms. Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Andrii Pyvovarskyi expressed such an opinion on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, Censor.NET informs.

"The actions of Aivaras have opened up new opportunities. That was my point of view, the point of view of Natalka Jaresko (Finance Minister - Ed.), the point of view of Pavlenko (Minister of Agrarian Policy - Ed.) and several other ministers. His actions opened up new opportunities to significantly boost the implementation of reforms in the country. Aivaras' statements came as a bombshell. The situation, which took place, shook up the system. The system started thinking that "something was wrong, when such statents were made, that it was necessary to check them", but something went wrong. The international community reaction to statements by Aivaras was very sharp, and the following actions of the international community could have been quite negative for Ukraine. In this situation, we held a lot of discussions both among all the ministers and in a smaller group of people. Aivaras was in this group as well. We have long been discussing this situation. And we agreed that it actually was a unique opportunity after all. The ministers, the so-called technocrats, made a statement that they were ready to return [in the government] in case, if certain conditions would be fulfilled. We have clearly voiced those conditions, " Pyvovarskyi said.

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The minister also noted that there were cases in his practice when the MPs tried to press the issue of their appointment to positions in the Cabinet of Ministers.

"I have met with a great number of people over the year. Many people said that they came on behalf of this or that person and so forth, but my answer was always the same: let this person, who has sent you, call me. There is a secure blue phone line, my cell, let one call me. Virtually no one ever called after that, except the MPs. The lawmakers called often indeed," the minister said.

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