"I have no doubt that our Ministry of Economy will also take leadership in issues of deregulation, and we will soon be able to demonstrate a determination in reducing the state apparatus by the example of the ministry," Poroshenko said.

"In spite of all attempts to reduce bureaucracy and introduce deregulation, officials are still trying to adapt to the [new] conditions and continue their work," he said.

"It seems to me that you have to scare them with the guillotine. I ask you, Aivaras, to used this guillotine right now. The people will welcome it of you," Poroshenko said.

"The less significant the role of the bureaucracy, the fewer regulatory authorities, [then] the less reason to take bribes."