Ukraine entering long period of economic growth following tough anti-crisis measures - Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that a long period of economic growth is beginning in the country thanks to the adoption of anti-crisis measures.
"Most forecasts show that Ukraine, as a result of tough and complex anti-crisis measures, is entering a long period of economic growth," he said at a meeting with business representatives in Kyiv on Wednesday.
He noted that the key risks that jeopardize these positive predictions, unfortunately, are political risks.
Poroshenko recalled that Ukraine is entering the electoral period and at this time it is waiting for a wave of populism and difficulties in making any reformist decisions.
"The country is entering a protracted electoral cycle. It was my conscious position that after the presidential elections, after my election as president in 2014, early parliamentary and local elections could be organized. Why? So that the country could have four years for reform. So that we could talk about development, about reforms, rather than about populist measures, promises," Poroshenko said.