On Thursday, June 7, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danyliuk. Samopomich did not support the decision.
When considering the matter, MP Tetiana Ostrikova from the Samopomich faction noted, “While the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance are dividing their spheres of influence in the State Fiscal Service, which now unites both the tax office and customs, key reforms in Ukraine are being killed. These are the reforms of the SFS and the customs. Now we see all the grounds for the disruption of the medical reform as well,” states the MP.
She emphasizes, “The government has not given us an answer of how it is going to pay back debts both this year and the next year. The government is offering us no growth points. In the meantime, the customs are ruled by criminals! We have no chairman of the SFS, even no person responsible for the customs within the SFS. Irresponsible mismanagement is the result of the work of the government in the sphere of tax, customs and budgetary policy.”
“This is what both the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister are guilty of,” adds Tetiana Ostrikova. “Because of the customs schemes, our budget loses at least 75 to 100 billion hryvnias a year. This is the price of the government’s work in tax and customs policy.”
Summing up, the people’s deputy appealed to Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman, “You want to dismiss the Minister of Finance today, blame everything on him. But remember that two years ago you promised to show us how to run the country. High time you finally showed it. And if you cannot – then your whole government must resign!”