During a working trip to the Lviv region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in a meeting with deputies of the Servant of the People political party and the leadership of the central executive bodies, which took place in Truskavets.
The President heard presentations from the working groups with the participation of deputies and ministers (eight clusters) on the details of the Plan of Transformation of the country initiated by him in the following areas: military security and international relations; energy independence and "green" transformation; human capital; technological development and market transformations; infrastructure and local development; food hub; digital hub; rule of law.
These clusters contain goals and KPIs for relevant areas until 2023, projects and reforms to be implemented, and laws to be enacted.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy actively reacted to the presentations and asked hard questions. In particular, he asked when the Verkhovna Rada will adopt the law on the Security Service of Ukraine, when our state will start producing its own vaccines, in particular against COVID-19, when branches of Ukrainian universities will appear abroad.
The President noted the success of infrastructure development in Ukraine, as well as of digitization.
"In these two and a half years, we have started the digitization of the state. We are number one in Europe today. And the Servant of the People party was involved in that as well,” he stressed.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy added that Ukraine is also the first in Europe in terms of road construction now. "Statistically, we build the most per month. Number one in Europe!” the President noted.
The Head of State also noted the liquidation of the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate.
"So be a little proud of yourself and the difficult path. When we talk about land reform, there are many questions about how slow it is. But I believe that this is a challenge and a victory, on which I want to congratulate you," the President said.
He noted that there are many challenges in the field of medicine in the country, which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"But today I see a medical team. We have elected a minister, a committee is working, and we are ready for challenges," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
The President stressed that the Office of the President and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have done a lot for Ukraine's international agency, and this is the most important victory this year.
"A lot yet not enough. Why not enough? I will explain. We do not have time to expect that we will be taken to the European Union: "let's wait another five years." You know we have a war. I do not want to complain. I think we are powerful. And today our policy is "brazen". And I am convinced that without a strong international policy, without such "boldness" no one will see Ukraine's steps forward," he said.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the National Security and Defense Council has finally started working hard in the country, and various financial groups, oligarchs and traitors are feeling its pressure.
The President also noted that the Servant of the People party has certain issues.
"I think you need to pay attention first of all to your work. And you have to be in place. It is necessary to work, regardless of whether you are on the majority list or not - it is still your region, you love it, you are trusted," the Head of State said.
In his opinion, the Servant of the People party has just been born, it is "still young".
"It is large in size, but everyone still has little experience. It's true. But I'm sure there is a long way and you can pass it. The strongest will pass it for sure," the President added, addressing the deputies.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is confident that in the next two and a half years everything that was promised can be done.
"At least everything that depends on you. If war is a complicated issue and depends not only on us, there are no points in the program of the Servant of the People party and in the program of the President that we cannot fulfill," the President stressed.