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KIEV, January 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Businessmen urge all Ukrainian parties to realize responsibility for the social and economic state, peace and order in the country and overcome the crisis by peaceful democratic means, through transparent and constructive dialogue, chairman of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Anatoly Kinakh said.
“Escalation of tension and the artificial disagreements push the country to a civil crisis, put off stability and order, and threaten national security and territorial integrity. The aggravation of public and political confrontation demands the power, the opposition and the civil society take urgent weighty decisions,” Kinakh said.
Businessmen called on the parties to cease confrontation and start solving pressing economic and social problems based on nationwide consensus and dialogue, the parliament deputy said.
“Now an open and fair dialogue is indispensable between the power and the society in order to search for ways to overcome the crisis,” he said.
The economic situation arouses concern. In 2013, industrial production decreased by 4.7% as compared with the same period of 2012. “Investment attractiveness dropped considerably what led to reducing the flow of direct foreign investments. The high level of power intensity, wear of fixed assets, lower labor efficiency and competitiveness can lead to losing internal market, declining industrial branches and unemployment,” he said.
Businessmen have put forth their own plan to help the country overcome the crisis. First of all, it is necessary to revise a package of laws that was approved by the parliament on January 16, 2014. Measures should be taken to personify responsibility to fight corruption and toughen control over unlawful diversion of state funds etc, Kinakh said.