A meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has taken place in Kyiv chaired by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
"The situation regarding national security is not getting better but becoming worse, unfortunately" - in particular, Viktor Yanukovych said.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych believes that the entrepreneurs' protests against the current version of the Tax Code are due to their unwillingness to pay taxes.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has criticized the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov for providing false information to the public on the real economic and social situation in the state. Viktor Yanukovych explained that he had heard the conclusion about the false information from the speeches of Mykola Azarov at government meetings.
He also called on the government to inform the public about the progress of economic reforms in the coming year. The President drew particular attention to the problem of filling the Pension Fund. According to him, today there are 17-18 million workers at 14 million pensioners. And if the situation does not change, then in a few years this proportion would be 50/50.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych demanded from the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Kostiantyn Hryschenko to close branches of Foreign Ministry in the regions. He stated this today at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council. According to Viktor Yanukovych, it is necessary for reduction of the cost for the maintenance of state apparatus.
In turn, Kostiantyn Hryschenko said Viktor Yanukovych, that the Foreign Ministry branches are necessary because they serve consulates of foreign countries in the regions. However, Viktor Yanukovych, without listening to the arguments of the Minister, said: "To close”, RBC-Ukraine reports.
On November 16 a large-scale protest action of small and medium-sized businessmen took place in Kyiv near the Verkhovna Rada against adopting the current edition of the Tax Code. Based on materials of RBC-Ukraine
05:45 pm President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych believes that those entrepreneurs who have got used to work outside the law offer the greatest resistance to adoption of the Tax Code.
"We have a transparent process of adoption of the Tax Code ... And today, when I look at the statements of the representatives of various business ... They need today during consideration of the Tax Code those holes that have been in the legislation, in order to avoid paying taxes"- Head of State said, adding that everyone must pay taxes.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych instructed the head of his administration Serhii Liovochkyn and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Raisa Bohatyriova to improve work of this institution.
Those who do business due to the state budget are hampering in reform movement in Ukraine, according to the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
"Who hampers our reform movement today? Those who understand that it is not profitable for them, who have got used to do business due to the state budget under the permits issued to the business ... There are many examples of it"- said Viktor Yanukovych.
The President also added that it is necessary to carry out all further reforms through the debate in public "as it was with the Tax Code," RBC-Ukraine reports.
05:55 pm President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych says the principal threats to national security are crisis of confidence of people to authorities and deterioration in quality of life in Ukraine. He said this today at a meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense Council. According to Viktor Yanukovych, the foundation of national security in Ukraine should become a successful realization of reforms and modernization of the country, the effectiveness of the government itself, both in domestic and foreign policy, a long-term state development strategy, a broad social base and maintenance of public support, as well as preventing new political crisis and revolutions.
In this regard, the main task for the next year is, according to the President, is the realization of radical economic reforms if social stability is kept.
Viktor Yanukovych considers it is necessary to conduct a broad information campaign to explain the actions of the authorities.
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