Poroshenko announces success of decentralization reform
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has noted the success of the decentralization reform in the country.
"I won't give up and betray decentralization, because this is a successful reform. When we were preparing it, we used the experience of the whole of Europe, from Poland ... to Germany," Poroshenko said at a meeting of the Regional Development Council of Poltava region.
Speaking about the advantages of decentralization, Poroshenko noted that in 2013 the volume of state assistance to local self-governance authorities was UAH 500 million, and in 2019 some UAH 33.5 billion.
"[A growth] of 67 times! Here you have the authority, here you have the participation of the state!" Poroshenko stressed.