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Yatsenyuk defined 5 key objectives for the new Ukrainian cabinet

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk (
Translated by: A. N.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk defined five main objectives for the development of a program for the new government.

He said this at the opening of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

According to the Prime Minister, the main financial resources in the new state budget should be directed to the needs of the national security and defense.

The second objective should be the fight against corruption, in that he intends rely on “the Ministry of the Interior as well as on the branch ministries.”

In addition, according to Yatsenyuk, before the end of this year, the Cabinet shall submit to the parliament budget proposals regarding decentralization and changes to the Tax Code to reduce the number of taxes. Also the system of a unified state tax should be reformed to “deshadow” incomes.

“A separate set of issues is energy… I am concerned that the deficit in the budget of the state energy company Naftogaz is higher than the budget deficit of the state,” – said Yatsenyuk.

In addition, he ordered the ministers to conduct the lustration test in their subordinate organizations.

The prime minister emphasized that now the main task of the government is to develop a plan of action: “A program of action for the government should be prepared before the end of the week.”

The Prime Minister also instructed the Minister of Finance Natalia Yaresko to invite a mission of the International Monetary Fund to Ukraine.

Translated by: A. N.
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