Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has urged banks to finance the creation of new businesses, entrepreneurship and self-employment, offering new tools, as the quick arrival of foreign investors to the country is unlikely.


“Foreign investors would not come running here tomorrow, and you know better than me what it is linked to. The first and main reason is what will be in Donbas,” he said at a meeting with representatives of the banking sector held on January 16.


The prime minister said that the government sets a task of creating new jobs, including via self-employment.


“Friends, we do not credit production, we issue short-term credits, mainly consumption. [We need] credits so that people were able to create businesses and develop self-employment in Ukraine,” he said, addressing bankers.


Interfax Ukraine