IHOR YAREMENKO: THERE IS A NEED FOR "STRATEGIC PATIENCE" IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF DE-OCCUPATION
Ihor Yaremenko, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine believes that successful de-occupation and reintegration of the occupied territories is a long process and Ukraine must have "strategic patience" to go through it successfully.
"When we talk about a de-occupation strategy, it can be compared to an iceberg: there is a huge underwater component and a small peak that rises above the water. The same is with de-occupation, it should be clearly understood that there is a public and non-public component, and the second is much more massive than the first. Of course, this to some extent leads our society to the idea that there is some kind of treason. But there is none. I call it the tactics of "strategic patience", in other words it is our ability, the society's ability to trust the authorities, to set far-reaching goals and objectives, which should not change depending on the political situation, and we have to reach them consistently," emphasized Ihor Yaremenko during the panel discussion at the forum "Dialogues on Reforms: on the Way to Vilnius", organized by the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition (RPR Coalition)