Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said there was a need to develop a clear understanding of post-war economic development, citing a number of priorities.
“Of course, for small and medium-sized businesses, we have to provide the most comfortable and free environment. In terms of taxation and administrative relations,” he said in his traditional video message on Monday evening.
“Digitalisation is a top priority. Security is also a top priority for us. The defensive potential must reach a new level,” he said.
According to him, judicial, anti-corruption and other important reforms must be carried out. “But all of this has to work for a concrete vision of what Ukraine will be like. What it will be like one year after the war, 5 years after the war, 10, 20 years after,” he said.
“We must already settle everything in detail to be fully prepared for the end of the war. We are drawing up a comprehensive plan that provides for the reconstruction of what has been destroyed, the modernization of state structures and the maximum acceleration of development Ukraine,” says Zelensky.
According to him, “it’s not just about the amount of physical labor – to build housing, restore businesses, attract new businesses that will work to rebuild infrastructure and renew economic relations in our country.” It is also about rethinking the way our country will develop. in the future. Which industries can be the basis for growth after the war. What solutions and resources are needed to increase the level of processing in Ukraine and stop selling raw materials, as it was before.
“From now on – if you listen carefully to all the discussions that are taking place in our country at different levels about post-war reconstruction – the main topic is actually money. What financial package is needed to recover from war “But I always insist that money is not the basis of the country’s development. Ideas, people – that’s the basis. And when there are ideas, when there are our people, you start to see what the money is for and to what extent,” Zelensky pointed out.