President of Ukraine

Presidential Administration

Launch of Decorruption platform, ProZorro 2.0., law enforcement reform, judiciary, decentralization and new Ukrainian school concept – National Reforms Council launched the Report on the reforms results in 2016 and plans for 2017.

The Head of the Presidential Administration noted that Ukraine highly appreciated the efforts of Germany in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. “We consider Germany a reliable partner who makes every possible effort to support our state, particularly in the issue of keeping sanctions against the Russian aggressor in force,” Ihor Rainin said.

Ihor Rainin expressed gratitude to Great Britain for the unwavering support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, particularly in the issue of keeping sanctions against Russia in force in response to the lasing aggression.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev noted that in the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held extremely meaningful and productive meetings and negotiations with heads of state and leaders of international organizations.

Compromises on Russia’s terms are the wrong policy for peace in Ukraine.

Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Ihor Rainin had a meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia Ilija Isajlovski. In the course of the meeting, the parties discussed ways to improve cooperation in trade-economic sphere between the two countries.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev emphasized that positive dynamics of Ukraine-Moldova relations would directly depend on willingness of the new leadership of Moldova to develop cooperation on the basis of clear respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea and commitment to the basic principles of international law.

The main topic of consultations concerned preparation to the regular session of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania. The parties also discussed the situation in Donbas and further steps within the Minsk agreements.

The National Reforms Council of Ukraine has published an English-language report summarising the progress the Ukrainian Government has made on domestic reforms over the past 9 months. The report outlines such achievements as greater energy independence, financial reform and economic stabilisation, as well as the important steps which have been taken in the fight against corruption. The Government of Ukraine intends to continue and accelerate its efforts to build a strong, sovereign democracy that enshrines the rule of law.

OSCE’s contribution to the progress of reforms in Ukraine is a result of implementation of experience and capabilities of the Organization in support of integrated and comprehensive dialogue on the reform agenda. OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Vaidotas Verba and Secretary of the National Council of Reforms Dmytro Shymkiv declared the intention to continue cooperation in that direction.