MIL OSI – Source: Government of Ukraine –
Headline: Volodymyr Groysman: Introduction of electronic Declaration system will demonstrate double standard of political populists
The introduction of electronic
Declarations for public servants will demonstrate the
double standard of political populists who just show off their
care about the country in words, but in practice impede effective
decision-making and appear detrimental to the State. Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
announced on opening a CMU session on Wednesday.
“From the podium they are
speaking and saying they like the Ukrainian citizens,
are resolute to provide them with every
opportunity, and on the other hand, when it is crucial
to take appropriate decisions, they are allegedly
away they dont use their voting cards.
It is such a policy of double, triple standard.
Moreover, they use the rostrum of the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to discredit whatever possible. An outright lie. But they are used to it. Certain
members of populist forces are used to lie, as
this lie is their normal way of life.
For decades politicians declare that everyone around
them is bad, but they are the only
to be trusted. And indeed I want to look at their electronic
“I want to see
whether these populists possess any property abroad or they dont, whether they
have dealt with offshore companies that wasnt included in their declaration,
that are absolutely yet unknown, or they havent, or had their campaigns been
financed, election campaign in particular, throughout 20 years, whether the
funds from gas deals were transferred there, or werent, had they earned from the
transit of gas from Russia the shadow money of 20-30 dollars per thousand cubic
meters, or hadnt. And there dozens such questions”, said Volodymyr Groysman. The Prime Minister also assured that he would be among those who first
complete the electronic Declaration.
only using smooth words, but, unfortunately, apart from empty words are doing
nothing to change the situation within the country. Probably,
on the contrary. It is just difficult to count the damage to the country
from populism and populists”, he accentuated.
Minister noted that many politicians spend an inordinate amount of time participating in various television programs at the expense of their main job. “For 24 hours a day they
are sitting in the TV [studios ed.]. Havent
you got work? I advocate the freedom of
speech, to ensure openness, everything would go well, but if a person is spending a lot of time engaged in the public space, it means there is no time
for work, just PR”, he emphasized.
noted that he treats with humor and optimism
the criticism the Government is
subjected from populists,
because it is mostly untrue. “This means the only thing that we are going the right way, and we should provide more appropriate solutions like we adopted on drugs. The same on the
customs, the same on the public procurement system, the same on other reforms, those enabling to make this country wealthy and the people
of this country rich, as
it is our country”, he urged.
Groysman noted that the development of the national economy and improving the
welfare of citizens is the task of the daily action of each
Ministers and called on members of the Government to open, transparent and efficient decision-making. “It is crucial to ensure our honesty to the society regarding real developments and specific solutions to the problems,” he