15 Aug 2022 12:36

Ukrainian Ministry of Economy sets up economic staff at Zelensky's request

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Economy Ministry has set up an economic staff at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The staff is led by First Deputy Prime Minister, Economy Minister Yulia Svyrydenko and involves leading industry experts.

"Rest assured that the economic staff has been established to act, not to talk. First of all, it will promptly deal with the tactical economic challenges faced by the country," the Ukrainian media quoted Svyrydenko as saying in a ministerial press release.

In particular, the center will address the bookings and foreign travels of private sector employees, faster customs clearance, the stimulation of agribusinesses, risk insurance, and creation of jobs for the people who found themselves unemployed because of the crisis.

The staff will meet on a weekly basis to assess the performance and to elaborate solutions to the arising problems.

Prof. Yuriy Gorodnichenko with the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, Deloitte partner Yegor Grygorenko, McKinsey & Company Managing Partner in Ukraine Oleksandr Kravchenko, Alternate Executive Director for Ukraine at the IMF Vladislav Rashkovan, and EY Managing Partner in Ukraine Bohdan Yarmolenko are listed among the economic staff experts.

Deputy chiefs of the Ukrainian presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko and Rostislav Shurma, as well as First Deputy Economy Minister Denys Kudin represent the authorities in the economic staff.