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Yanukovych address: New modernization strategy of Ukraine based on four priorities

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April 7, 2011, 11:23 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his annual address to parliament has defined four basic priorities in a new modernization strategy for the country. In his annual address, a copy of which was released to lawmakers on Thursday and sent to Interfax-Ukraine, the head of state said that after presidential election in 2010 the country set its course to upgrading all spheres of life.

"The new modernization strategy sets a number of basic priorities, first of all, the creation of a modern competitive state, the substantial characteristics of which are the supremacy of law and a developed legal culture, a balanced representative democracy, strong self-government, and disciplined and mobile state management," the document says.

The second priority is the humanization of development, which means increasing social investments in human capital and the formation of a modern life sustenance infrastructure.

"The organization of the modernization of the education and healthcare systems, an increase of social standards, the creation of a culture of the creative use of spare time and the development of national cultural industries are defined as the top priorities of the reforms," reads the address.
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Anonymous April 7, 2011, 12:33 p.m.    

First ("creation of a modern competetive state") and second ("humanization of development") priorities are mentioned - though avoiding explaining in concrete what they mean - but what are priorities three and four?

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Anonymous April 8, 2011, 11:25 a.m.    

Is it not allowed to critisize Yanukovych's speech for the lack of real substance, resorting only to empty words, phrases and slogans, in a typical Soviet style manner? Twice my comment has been removed by KP for no obvious reason. In fact, many other political commentators have made the same assessment. That is also why many in the international community are in doubt, what are the real intentions of the Ukrainian regime? Yanukovych and others from this regime have inherited a political language from Soviet times that is difficult to interpret as it mainly aims at giving a good appearance, but avoid calling things by their proper names.

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