Ukraine decided to privatize bakeries and distilleries for grain processing

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    As part of the privatization of state property in Ukraine, 200 objects will be transferred to private ownership. Privatization in Ukraine was stopped due to hostilities, it is scheduled to resume in September. For the accelerated processing of grain, bakeries and distilleries will be privatized in the first place, she said. about. Chairman of the State Property Fund of Ukraine Olga Batova.

    “Now we consider it important to start the privatization of bakeries, distilleries and those facilities that can help the country solve the problem with grain, with grain storage facilities in order to process this grain,” Ms. Batova said (quoted from UNIAN).

    According to her, all 200 objects in which privatization will begin are located in Western Ukraine in regions where there are no active hostilities. She noted that these enterprises are interesting for business relocation.

    The program for the privatization of state-owned enterprises was launched in Ukraine in 2019, but it was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. In March 2021, the program resumed. According to Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, privatization is an important part of the government’s anti-corruption strategy and is designed to reduce the role of the state in the economy.

    The anti-corruption strategy is part of Ukraine’s preparations for joining the European Union. The statement of the European Commission on June 19 says that Ukraine may lose the status of an EU candidate if it does not fight corruption.

    Read more about what is happening on the 164th day after the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine, read in the online broadcast of Kommersant.

    Anastasia Larina

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