At his traditional Monday meeting with PM, the President has also stressed that he plans to hold a broad meeting on agriculture. According to Viktor Yanukovych, "these days, agriculture issues are urgent more than ever, because the spring field work has already begun. Therefore, I would like us to solve these issues as soon as possible because that’s what farmers expect us to do right now".
Among the most important tasks to discuss the President named preparation of the draft budget and VAT issue. Viktor Yanukovych instructed the Government to prepare suggestions on how to make the administration of this tax transparent and eradicate corruption.
The President emphasized: "The most important thing is to ensure that the state refunded VAT to the producers in time. They have been waiting for this for a long time. We know that this tax is corrupt, and certainly, this issue must be solved. I would like us to address it as soon as possible".
From his part, the Prime Minister stressed that all instructions of the President will be performed in time.
Mykola Azarov has also noted that the spring field work is the subject of the Cabinet’s permanent attention and the Government is carefully preparing for a broad meeting on agriculture issues initiated by the President.