President of Ukraine

President: Overcoming poverty is our next challenge

13 September 2019 - 11:30

President: Overcoming poverty is our next challenge

Effective struggle against poverty in Ukraine requires stable and rapid economic growth, and the Ukrainian economy must come out of the shadows for this end, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“Our next challenge is overcoming poverty and returning migrant workers. To do this, Ukraine's economy must come out of the shadows. Notwithstanding the counteraction of "economic vampires", sorry for such comparison, who are afraid of daylight," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted during a speech at the 16th annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy held at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv.

He emphasizes that monopolies, raiding and smuggling should become archaic words in Ukraine, and private property should become a sacred right.

“Economic growth must become inclusive. That is, it should be felt not by several families, but by every citizen of Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

Answering questions during the panel discussion, the President of Ukraine reiterated that there can’t be monopolists in Ukraine anymore.

“As for large business (in our country there is an alternative name: oligarchs), we have offered normal rules: there can no longer be monopolists in Ukraine. We need to have an open market. There are difficulties in talking to large business, but I'm sure they will hear us. Otherwise, we will have to find other ways to talk to them,” the President said.

"I think they are ready to reboot their attitude, their mentality," the Head of State added.


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