Cabinet approves program of action for next two years
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has agreed on a program of action for the years 2015-2016, the main goal of which will be implementation of reforms in the country in line with European standards so as to gain future membership of the European Union.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk announced the new program during a government meeting on Tuesday.
According to the head of the government, the core of the program is to reform the country.
"There are no easy solutions,” Yatseniuk said.
“The new government, with the parliament and the president, must comply with our program. The ultimate goal is EU membership. Therefore we need to change Ukraine and make it a European country, and then we will receive an invitation from our partners. Our program is pursuing this goal."
Yatseniuk said that the main objectives of the program are security, energy efficiency and independence, along with the economy, which he said had been badly affected by war.
"Industrial output is declining, as well as GDP, [and] the national currency is depreciating, reserves are reduced,” the prime minister said.
“Another challenge is internal aggression the aggression of corruption and irresponsibility, and ineffective state governance."