Contents tagged with Groysman

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Groysman: Ukraine has spent 4.5 billion euros to clean the banking system

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated in at a meeting in Copenhagen that Ukraine has spent €4.5 billion ($5.2 billion) on cleansing the country’s banking system, which has been bogged down with large debt payments and military spending.

    According to Groysman, the State will have to pay off $33 billion of debt in the next five years. “We have carried out the cleansing of the banking system, and it cost us 4.5 billion euros. In the next five years, we need to disburse $33 billion,” …

  • Media: Ukrainian special services are looking for dirt on Prime Minister Groysman

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has begun to search for compromising information on the country's Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman, the Obozrevatel news outlet reports referring to unnamed sources.

    According to their information, this happened after the head of the Ukrainian government announced the beginning of the fight against corruption at the Ukrainian customs. "In fact, those who directed the smuggling flows, realizing that they are losing money, want to incriminate the prime …

  • Ukrainian MP: Prime Minister Groysman on warpath with Poroshenko

    Ukrainian MP Mustafa Nayyem wrote on his Facebook page that President Petro Poroshenko may see a new stage in the fight against contraband schemes at the federal customs office, announced earlier by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, as a “declaration of war”.

    He noted that since the Cabinet of Ministers has provided the National Police with the right to round-the-clock access to customs control zones at checkpoints across the state border, contraband in the country will be monitored …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Groysman submits motion to dismiss Finance Minister Danylyuk

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has signed a motion for the Verkhovna Rada to dismiss Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk.

    “I have signed a motion for the Verkhovna Rada to dismiss Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk from his position. After the conflict he provoked at the government session, he allowed himself to take actions which, in my view, are incompatible with him remaining a member of the Cabinet of Ministers. The distribution of distorted information among our …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister considers his complaints against Groysman and Poroshenko justified

    In response to a question from the Ukrainski Novyny news ageny, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said he does not think it was a mistake to send a letter to the ambassadors of the Group of Seven countries complaining about the pressure from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and President Petro Poroshenko.

    “I had exhausted the opportunities for normal dialog. I am a decisive person, but also tolerant. We always look for ways to carry out what we have planned. Regarding the State …

  • European Commission offers mediation between Russia and Ukraine on Nord Stream-2

    The European Commission (EC) offered mediation services to Russia and Ukraine in the dispute over the new Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction. The goal is to conclude a detailed agreement on continuing of the Russian gas transit through the territory of Ukraine after 2019, said the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Maros Sefcovic on Friday in Brussels.

    He claimed that Germany actively facilitated the coordination of such a tripartite meeting. On May 28, Sefcovic plans to discuss with Russia a …

  • Kyiv: Nord Stream-2 is Russia’s weapon in hybrid war

    At a conference in Brussels, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman called Nord Stream-2 pipeline "a new hybrid weapon" directed against the European Union.

    "I categorically deny that it is a commercial project. It is a new hybrid weapon, targeting the EU. We should simply stop it," he said.

    Groysman added that the Ukrainian gas transit system "can ensure 100% the supply", so there is no need to build new capacities.

    In early April, Ukraine’s Naftogaz claimed that Nord Stream-2 gas …

  • Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine calls on Poroshenko to dismiss Ukroboronprom director

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine requested that President Petro Poroshenko dismiss the head of the Ukroboronprom State Enterprise, Roman Romanov, and expects a new candidate to be nominated by the recently renewed supervisory board of the state enterprise.

    "I recently said that I will not work with the head of Ukroboronprom, Romanov. I waited so that perhaps he would decide for himself and resign, but this did not happen. Today I propose that we make the decision and file a petition …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister is calling for more investments into Ukraine

    Ukraine can be the safest and most efficient start-up to invest in, as stated by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during the Toronto Global Forum on Monday, October 30, which he attended as part of a working visit to Canada.

    "Businesses are often looking for those startups that can be invested into in order to get a high-quality business and become successful. I believe that Ukraine can be the safest, most effective start-up, where we can invest and know that we can receive income and develop …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine asks Prime Minister Groysman to fire finance minister

    Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, signed a letter to the prime minister requesting the dismissal of Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk. He spoke about this on Wednesday, August 23, during a work visit to the Dnipropetrovsk province.

    During the visit with the prosecutors of the Dnipropetrovsk province, Lutsenko expressed dissatisfaction with Danylyuk’s work, accusing him, amongst other things, of not increasing the prosecutors’ salaries.

    “The thing is that since September, …