STATEMENT
PRESIDENCY OF THE ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
REGARDING POLITICAL ELECTION RACES TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES

07/03/2020                                                                                                                  Kyiv

             Recently, there have been some signs of local elections running. Thus, in some media there are political interviews, which are distributed on behalf of the Academy of Economic Sciences by its vice-president Peshko AV As these cases have moved from single statements to the stage of systematic translation, we are forced to state the following.

            According to its charter, the Academy of Economic Sciences is not a political organization, but a professional public association of scientists, educators, managers, economists and businessmen. For more than 25 years of its existence, its activities have always been aimed at the unification of Ukraine, and not at the division on regional, political, ideological or any other grounds.

             Undoubtedly, among the more than one and a half thousand members of the Academy there are people of different views and preferences who have degrees of candidates and doctors of sciences, and academic titles of associate professors and professors, not to mention a certain layer of members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The Presidium of the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine cannot but take into account the development of the election race to local authorities and self-government. Therefore, we have to emphasize once again and remind that political preferences are a personal matter of each member of the academy and have nothing to do with the position of the organization as such.

             In today’s difficult crisis, we urge members of the academy to focus on finding ways out of the crisis and providing highly qualified recommendations to governments at all levels. At the same time, we recommend those of them who will take part in the election campaign not to use the brand of the academy for personal advertising, thus creating anti-advertising for our public organization.

PRESIDENCY OF THE ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES OF UKRAINE