Representatives of large and medium-sized enterprises united in Ukrainian Business Initiative and signed a declaration according to which they undertake to pay taxes honestly and refuse opaque political financing. This is stated by the declaration, which was signed by a group of representatives of large and medium-sized businesses – reports Ukrainska Pravda.
"We, the owners of large and medium-sized Ukrainian businesses realize that the responsibility for the current crisis in the country is also upon us. We are aware of the responsibility to restore confidence in the country and the creation of a new model of its development" - said the declaration.
"For this purpose conscious businessmen united in Ukrainian Business Initiative, which aims at economic growth of Ukraine and overcoming the crisis," - said the statement.
The organization's representatives stated the core values and principles in the declaration.
The document notes that businessmen undertake to invest their own funds and attract investment in the Ukrainian economy, create jobs with decent pay and conditions.
In addition, they ensure fairness and transparency of paying taxes to the Ukrainian budget and promise not to fund opaque politicians and political projects.
The declaration also notes that business is interested in a fair and transparent justice, uniform rules of the game and ready to contribute to the creation of such rules and agrees to comply with them.
"We united due to the responsibility for the country and being proactive. If we do not act now, we can lose Ukraine. Our goal is to help the country overcome the crisis and achieve economic growth. To do this, Ukraine needs capital and capital appears when there is confidence and trust," - said the co-owner of the ISD corporation Sergei Taruta.
"Now there is not enough confidence in the "business - government - society" triangle, and this is one of the fundamental concepts on which we need to work", - he stressed.
Ukrainian Business Initiatives include Sergei Taruta, co-owner of the ISD corporation; Vitaliy Antonov, President of Galnaftogaz Concern; Evgeniy Utkin, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors KMCore; Viktor Pinchuk, owner of EastOne; Viktor Tsoi, President of MTI; Igor Liski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Effective investments; Gennady Boutkevitch, co-owner of the ATB supermarket chain; Andrey Gordeychuk, co-owner of the Svarog company; Oleg Bakhmatyuk owner of Ukrlendfarming; Igor Mazepa, General Director of Concorde Capital IC; Lev Bleyzer, co-owner of SigmaBleyzer and others.
As previously reported, there was the first informal meeting of the representatives of big business in early August in Kiev.
"It was an informal" meeting of "former and current oligarchs, as well as big business, which was held at the Hayat hotel - wrote the deputy Sergei Leshchenko in his blog.