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Ukraine: President meets with parliamentary leaders and Verkhovna Rada factions
Press Service of the President of Ukraine ^ | 07/02/2014 22:55 | Pres Poroshenko

Posted on 07/02/2014 2:57:39 PM PDT by

"President meets with leaders of parliamentary groups and factions of the Verkhovna Rada

During the meeting, the President said that made a series of decisions with respect to systemic changes in the power block. According to the President, the power unit in a war operation "requires strengthening and serious, comprehensive and systemic reform."

"We need determination and professionalism of the military for effective action in the area of ​​ATO," - said Poroshenko.

The President called the Armed Forces of the key problems that need solving, increase combat readiness of the army and ensure its material and technical resources.

He noted that, in deciding on appointments power unit, out of the principles of professionalism, determination, dedication.

President of Ukraine said it would bring to Parliament as Minister of Defense, General-Colonel candidate Valery Geletey, as head of the General Staff - Lieutenant-General Viktor Muzhenko. The Head of State noted that coordination and improve handling power block, he appoints the Deputy Chief of Staff of these issues Yuri Kosyuk.

He also drew attention to the fact that even in the face of today's challenges to the state when all forces must mobilize recorded evidence of corruption on the part of military leaders. "I insist on cleaning the army of thieves and corrupt officials. All corrupt in uniform have to answer to the law for their actions against the people of Ukraine ", - said Poroshenko.

During the meeting, the President stressed the importance of implementing the peace plan for the Donbass, the key point of which is decentralization. Poroshenko said that it was for a comprehensive local government reform and decentralization of power, he introduced a bill to parliament amendments to the Constitution, which received the support of society. He stressed that during the election campaign, he traveled to the draft amendments to the Constitution all regions of Ukraine and promised to transfer more power to the citizens to society.

"The proposed project does not increase the authority of the Constitution neither the President nor Parliament nor the government, while increasing the powers of Ukrainian society, which has demonstrated its political maturity and responsibility," - he said.

Instead of heads of regional and district administrations will perform the function of controlling representatives of the President, which "will set the main goal - to save the country, its catholicity, integrity, and I'm waiting for the Government and the parliamentary majority support of the Constitution, which received a favorable assessment of millions of people during our meetings in dozens of areas in all regions, "- he said.

He also said that this reform will reduce bureaucracy, and - help fight corruption.

Poroshenko also informed the deputies that instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as soon as possible to prepare and agree a plan with the EU ratification of the Agreement.

"Then we are interested as soon as possible to go through the ratification, following all regulatory standards," - he said.

He reiterated that he considers dialogue with the Parliament and the Government an important factor in the implementation of the peace plan. "In these special conditions is demanded unity and understanding of powers," - he said. He said that the candidate decided on its representative in the Cabinet. This is a man who deeply understands the economic processes and issues and oppose populist decisions that hurt the country, he said.

Poroshenko touched on the issue of parliamentary elections, which, according to him, is on the agenda as relevant. "Parliamentary elections meet the expectations of society," - he said, noting that advocates proportional electoral system of open lists." GOOGLE TRANSLATION

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ukraine
A friends thoughts: "What can I say about Geletey? [new Parliament as Minister of Defense, General-Colonel Valery Geletey, as head of the General Staff]

For the first time in Ukraine the Defense Minister is a young, energetic in general good shape. Not bellied as all general staff. I think the army are waiting for reforms and dynamic changes."

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