Achievements
Despite constant opposition, every time she was in power, Yulia Tymoshenko resolved “protracted” economic and social problems that were inherited from previous governments.
  1. 1. During Leonid Kuchma’s presidency, as Vice Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in 1999-2001 restored order in the energy sector; electricity blackouts in Ukraine stopped.
  2. 2. At the same time she eliminated the barter system, brought multi-billion resources out of the shadow and into the budget. This helped pay off pensions and salary arrears.
  3. 3. In 2005, as Prime Minister of Ukraine she held an open tender for the privatization of Kryvorizhstal, as a result of which the enterprise was sold for 24.2 billion hryvnias - the starting price was 10 billion hryvnias.
  4. 4. At the same time, special economic zones, which were “black holes” for stealing money, were eliminated.
  5. 5. At the same time, support payments following the birth of a child increased tenfold. There is currently a marked increase in birth rate in Ukraine.
  6. 6. In 2009-2009, as prime minister she was able to remove RosUkrEnergo as an intermediary and sign a direct contract between Naftohaz of Ukraine and Russia’s Gazprom. As a result of Yulia Tymoshenko’s agreements, the pricing formula for gas excluded all political elements and Russia now supplies gas based on an economic formula that is generally accepted in Europe.
  7. 7. Yulia Tymoshenko’s government ensured timely and full payment for imported natural gas.
  8. 8. In 2009-2009, a program was introduced to compensate for deposits lost through the Soviet Oshchadbank. 6.5 billion depositors received 1,000 hryvnias each. A registry of depositors was created to continue such payments.
  9. 9. At the same time, corruption during the issuing of land acts was eliminated. Now every citizen can register an act for their land free of charge.
  10. 10. Thanks to efforts by Yulia Tymoshenko and her team, the Black Sea shelf was returned to state ownership. This shelf contains strategic oil and gas reserves for Ukraine that Yanukovych’s and Yushchenko’s circles had their eye on.
  11. 11. In 2009, more than 25 billion cubic meters of gas was pumped into Ukraine’s gas storage facilities – a record for all the years of independence.
  12. 12. On the initiative and support from Yulia Tymoshenko, in 2008-2010 a systematic anti-crisis program was implemented to support the mining and metallurgy industry. Industry enterprises were given price discounts for gas and electricity.
  13. 13. At the same time, the aviation construction sector was revived, which for the past 10 years had been in a state of bankruptcy. The new AN-148-100 was produced, and the next stage of work was done on the AN-70 military transport plane. Industry enterprises were given tax benefits and customs procedures were simplified, which will help increase orders.
  14. 14. In 2009, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were supplied with the new Ukrainian “Oplot” tanks, a unique design by the Kharkiv Malyshev Plant and Morozov Design Bureau. Talks were held to supply these tanks to other countries.
  15. 15. In 2009, the UEFA Executive Committee approved four Ukrainian cities to host the 2012 European Football Championship. During Yulia Tymoshenko’s term as prime minister, construction of stadiums, airports and hotels was fully financed and progressing according to the timeline approved by UEFA.
  16. 16. At the same time, all preparations were completed to launch a communications satellite that will broadcast Euro-2012 matches. The satellite is planned to be launched in September 2011. The program is being implemented together with Canada.
  17. 17. At the same time, during the global financial crisis, a program was carried out to nationalize banks to ensure that deposits were returned to individual depositors. Yanukovych’s circle was involved in the bankruptcy of several commercial banks (Nadra Bank, Rodovid Bank, Ukrprombank, Ukrhazbank, and others). As a result of the government’s actions, 2 million depositors obtained state guarantees for the return of their savings.
  18. 18. Throughout its tenure, Yulia Tymoshenko’s government ensured timely and full payment of salaries and pensions, despite the financial crisis and drop in production at export-oriented enterprises, whose principal owners are representatives of the Party of Regions.
  19. 19. All public sector jobs were preserved, as opposed to the private sector.
  20. 20. A program was developed and implemented during the crisis to support the construction industry. As a result of these measures, thousands of people waiting in line for preferential housing got an apartment.
  21. 21. During the two years of Yulia Tymoshenko’s premiership, the agro-industry complex was given state support. In these years Ukraine had the largest harvest and was third in the world in terms of grain exports.
  22. 22. In late 209 – the year of the global crisis – the Dnister Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest in Europe, was put into operation. Construction had lasted more than 25 years.
  23. 23. Yulia Tymoshenko’s economic policy to support state-owned mines allowed dozens of new sections to be mined, new equipment to be purchased, and salaries and pensions for miners to be increased.
  24. 24. On Yulia Tymoshenko’s initiative, starting on 1 January 2010, all companies that produce alternative energy were given a tax break. In five years, 15% of Ukraine’s energy is expected to come from alternative sources.
  25. 25. Yulia Tymoshenko’s government closed down the gambling business to protect the morality, spirituality and peace of mind of children, adolescents and families.
  26. 26. In 2009, Yulia Tymoshenko’s government paid of 50.6 billion hryvnias in external debt, 71% of which has been borrowed by previous governments.
  27. 27. In December 2009, inflation as compared to November was 0.9%, and from the start of the year – 12.3%. In January-December 2009, as compared to the same period in 2008, inflation was 15.9%. We should note that in the prosperous non-crisis year of 2007, when Yanukovych was prime minister, inflation exceeded 17%.
  28. 28. Despite the crisis, the government gradually increased social payments, salaries and pensions. In 2010 plans called for an increase in pensions to 60% of the average salary for previous years of employment.
  29. 29. The Cabinet of Ministers introduced as of 1 January 2010, 100 academic state scholarships for disabled students. The pensions will be 850 hryvnias and will be increased by 50% for category one invalids. Ordinary student scholarships are currently 500 hryvnias, compared to 9 hryvnias during Leonid Kuchma’s presidency.
  30. 30. On Yulia Tymoshenko’s initiative, salaries for the prime minister, vice prime ministers and ministers were cut in half in 2009.
  31. 31. Yulia Tymoshenko’s government developed and implemented a program to provide cars to disabled persons. Priority was given to WWII veterans and people with special service to the homeland.
  32. 32. In 2009, as part of a program to support rural medicine, close to 3,000 ambulances were purchased and delivered to raion and rural hospitals.
  33. 33. In summer 2009, Yulia Tymoshenko’s government called for the approval of a package of anti-corruption laws that were to go into effect on 1 January 2010. However, as a result of a deal with the Party of Regions and support from Viktor Yushchenko, the new legislation was pushed back by three months.
  34. 34. Yulia Tymoshenko’s government developed and sent to the Verkhovna Rada a package of bills aimed at stimulating small and medium business development by reducing the number of oversight agencies, simplifying the tax system, and introducing state insurance for business loans, etc.