“Ukraine needs a reform plan. A large number of diverse reforms have already been adopted. The Unified Reform Plan until 2027, the work on which was announced by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, is an attempt to demonstrate a single consolidated list of approaches that should include all branches of government,” said Ruslan Stefanchuk, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, during a national telethon.
He also noted that it is very important for Ukraine to maintain the long-awaited trust gained during this war from its international partners. “It is important that donors also realise that only transparency of all processes and irreversible changes in Ukraine can guarantee that the money invested will not be lost,” stressed Ruslan Stefanchuk.
At the same time, the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine stressed that “the number one issue is the fight against corruption and oligarchs as the root cause of this corruption”: “This means restructuring some government agencies, expanding anti-corruption bodies, giving them more capacity. This applies to the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and other structural units.”
“Justice and fairness should become the future key to transforming reforms in Ukraine,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine emphasised.
He also noted that this is a single comprehensive plan for the transformation of Ukraine, which will be aimed at strengthening the sustainability of democracy in Ukraine.
In conclusion, Ruslan Stefanchuk expressed hope that the first steps in this regard, demonstrated by the Ukrainian authorities, would be welcomed by foreign partners.
He also recalled that during his speech to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi presented the future doctrine of Ukraine, which outlines five main areas. “This Plan is a detailed working map, a draft of some of these points,” Ruslan Stefanchuk stressed, calling for a detailed and step-by-step justification and discussion of each point to be proposed.
“This is how a winning country is built. When the professional opinions of those members of society who are working so valiantly for our common victory are heard and heeded,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine stressed.
As it is known, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has started working on a unified Reform Plan until 2027, which will cover all areas that affect state institutions, the economy and interaction with citizens.
According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine has a number of documents with reform proposals from its partners – from the seven recommendations of the European Commission to the list of structural beacons of the International Monetary Fund.
At the initiative of the President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, the Concept of Strengthening the Resilience of Democracy was developed.