Ukrainian entrepreneurs appealed to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with a request to remove the MP and head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev (Servant of the People party) from his posts. The public letter collected almost 7,500. Meest Group, Nova Poshta, MacPaw, Ajax Systems and many others are among the signatories.
It is noted that the goal of the public letter is to draw the President's attention to "catastrophic mistakes or deliberate destruction of the Ukrainian economy by some current government officials."
The appeal mentions the risks for business forcing about 10% of entrepreneurs to relocate abroad. In particular, economic bondage. It is noted that Ukraine ranks 130th in the rating of economic freedom, which is an illustration of the unattractiveness of the country for doing business.
"They try to convince you of the need to raise taxes or increase the state's share in the economy in order to enhance defensive capabilities or concern for the citizens. But this is either a conscious lie, or a fatal mistake! " Ukrainian business representatives claim.
It is argued that a systemic (rather than temporary) tax cut, a reduction in the state apparatus will accelerate economic growth. Since in this case the state will get more taxes in total, and the budget will be sufficient to increase social standards.
The entrepreneurs note that "the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev is the personification of the regressive, populist socialist approach." The letter also reads that Hetmantsev's recent statements about raising taxes have already led many entrepreneurs to abandon investment projects in Ukraine and transfer them to European countries.
It is argued that Hetmantsev's key role as Secretary of the National Recovery Council in determining economic policy, including the policy of post-war recovery, will be a deterrent both in terms of the state's interaction with small and medium-sized businesses and in relations with international partners.
In turn, Hetmantsev said that he was a consistent supporter of deregulation in the business sector. At the same time, he emphasized that the state's policy in the field of public money was "a constant compromise between different, sometimes conflicting interests of different groups of society." Hetmantsev said he was ready for dialogue and invited the signatories of the appeal to a meeting in the Committee. He ensured that entrepreneurs would have the opportunity to deliver their own remarks, accusations,visions, and ideas in person.