Last quote by Mykola Azarov
Mykola Azarov quotes
This decision was based purely on economic reasons. It's a tactical decision. It is not going to change our strategic goal.
We're used to this and we aren't afraid of anything. Obviously we're working on different options of how the situation might go and of course we hope we'll have support from the EU.
The total number of recorded violations and their nature don't give any reason to doubt the legitimacy of the election.
The exit poll results say it all. Of course the vote counting is ahead and the results will be corrected but it is evident that the Party of Regions has won. Of course there are some for whom it is not evident, they wanted us to lose very much, but we have won.
As soon as the agreement comes into force, trade between Ukraine and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States is expected to increase by 35%. This will boost growth.
High gas prices are absolutely slowing down our economic growth. Faced with conditions of intense competition they're making some areas very vulnerable – such as metallurgy, our chemical industry, and agriculture because of expensive fertilisers.
Everybody is equal before the law including former prime ministers. We do not prosecute anyone in Ukraine simply for political reasons.
I would like to once again point out all the circumstances related to the case. I wonder whether the European leaders have full information about it. We are ready to provide such information. It is an irrefutable fact. So there is a question: was the investigation politically motivated, or was it called for by huge losses sustained by our country because of her actions?
That's precisely why we've undertaken a huge task of reforming our judicial system. A new Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine will come into effect that would broaden the citizens' rights. This is why we wage a real war against corruption. The scale of this fight is significantly wider than, say, two years ago. It's really a huge fight against corruption. We are trying to deregulate the economy because we see the problem and we do our best to create a favourable investment climate in Ukraine. And we will succeed!
Let us not jump the gun. She is now undergoing treatment which will enable us to understand whether any further medical help is required. After that, if there is a conclusion by competent and authoritative medical bodies that adequate treatment cannot be provided in Ukraine, but can be granted at some facility outside Ukraine, only then could Ukraine's leadership can consider such a possibility, based, which I want to stress, purely on humanitarian grounds. It is clear though, that such a decision would require changes in appropriate laws and regulations.
I've asked a simple question about her actions. Was it a political decision or a crime? And I would like the respected European lawyers to answer this question.
I think we should forget what has gone on between our countries over the past five years and start our relationship with a clean slate.