The Office of the President of Ukraine explained the necessity of the free economic zone in Donbas. This question was announced by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky for the survey of the citizens on elections day on October 25, as the President’s Office reported.
Zelensky’s team is sure that it is possible to return temporarily occupied territories of Donbas by the creation of the special terms in the free area that will influence the speed of the reintegration.
“It is a crucial issue that will help to provide the country with the possibility of entrenchment of a really effective reintegration model. The issue is about the conception of the regional economy that ‘sew together’ the region, makes it attractive for business, restores the infrastructure systematically,” the message said.
Firstly, it is planned to implement this initiative in controlled territory.
“The region becomes more depressed and it forces people to leave it and their homes. That is why it is necessary to create new motivation for the population, new working places, new prospective businesses, and implement special tools to attract the investors in Donbas and the interest of people and businesses to stay and work in this territory. The accelerated economic development from our side at the demarcation line in Donbas might be also a visible argument for all citizens in temporarily occupied territory to chose Ukraine,” the message said.
The President’s Office believes that the involvement of the leading companies and investment might become ‘the tool of the dismantlement of any negative influence of the occupation force.’
On October 13, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to the citizens and urged them to come to polling stations on October 25 and vote. He also announced the surveys on the elections day that will consist of five questions. The first question that Zelensky intends to include in the all-Ukrainian poll is about the introduction of life imprisonment for corruption on a large scale.