Ukrainian Politics

 "I am among those 68 percent of Ukrainians who are dissatisfied with pace of reforms," - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is dissatisfied with the pace of the reforms in Ukraine like the majority of citizens.

He stated in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

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"I am also among the 68 percent of Ukrainians who are dissatisfied with the pace of the reforms," Poroshenko said.

According to the president, the schedule and content of the reform in Ukraine are administered in the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.

"I am confident that there is a need to meet with the leaders of parliamentary factions and carry out the National Reform Council next week to discuss implementation of all the necessary changes. On the one hand, the government has submitted all the necessary bills, but there is no consensus in the Parliament because there are certain issues in these bills that have nothing to do with a free travel regime, and we urgently need to strike a compromise," he said.

Thus Poroshenko expressed his belief that the Parliament would finally make the appropriate efforts and vote the necessary laws for the visa-free regime.

"I would be happy to deal with the issues that come within my purview - ensuring national security, defense, and foreign policy. But I have to deal with this sphere as well because the future of Ukraine depends on it," the head of state said.

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The Rating Sociological Group published an opinion poll earlier on Friday, according to which the majority of Ukrainian citizens did not believe in the efficiency of the reforms implemented by the government and distrusted the authorities.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n356792