KYIV, March 3 – Ukraine should sell thousands of state-owned properties as part of reform process only leaving strategic assets in the government’s ownership, President Petro Poroshenko said.
"Only strategically important enterprises should be preserved in state property," Poroshenko said at a meeting of the National Reform Council on Friday.
"The objects of large-scale privatization will be implemented only with the involvement of advisers. During the receipt of applications, it is planned to carry out a thorough examination of the documents, including the origin of the funds. We will not allow any schemes of fraud, money laundering through Ukrainian privatization. It will make it impossible to accept people associated with the country-aggressor to the auction. I emphasize that Russian money will not take part in privatization in Ukraine," Poroshenko said.