The idea of reforming the country effectively should consolidate the society, President Viktor Yanukovych said in an exclusive interview for the joint project of The New York Times News Service & Syndicate and Segodnya Multimedia – "Ukraine and the World in 2012. Global Agenda." "My task here – I mean in the course of development of our state – is to consolidate as many people, as it is possible," said Viktor Yanukovych, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

The President pointed to the progress made in implementing reforms in Ukraine, including the adoption of new Tax and Budget Codes. "The Tax Code was adopted with some drawbacks, many of which we have corrected taking into account the criticism. And I would say this was an achievement, because with this document Ukraine has got the rules for business for the first time in 20 years of independence," he said.

Viktor Yanukovych stressed that the government is open to constructive criticism. "We have done or started doing many things for the first time in the history of the state. These are bold steps that cause mixed reactions in the society. And that is normal, because people are often unclear how the new things will work," he said.

The President said that according to various experts worldwide, Ukraine is now an Eastern European country developing successfully and very rapidly. "We have lots of work to do to make the country better. When people start feeling it, they will certainly be joining the process," he said. Viktor Yanukovych drew particular attention to the importance of seeking allies and supporters along the way.

Спасибо за Вашу активность, Ваш вопрос будет рассмотрен модераторами в ближайшее время