Oksana Syroyid is totally against the extension of the Law on the Special Status of Donbas. The Vice Speaker emphasized this during the meeting of the parliament’s coordination board.
“They are telling us it will not hurt and we must extend it, because our international partners need it; but how is it beneficial to us? What has this law given to Ukraine? During one of my last visits to Germany, an official of their government stated right up front, “Russia is suffering from the sanctions, and you don’t want to introduce the special status.”
The authorities are also insisting on the extension of this law.
However, Oksana Syroyid stresses, “The extension of this law means meeting Moscow halfway. This is the transformation of Ukraine from a subject into an object. In such a case Ukraine will no longer be a victim, Russia will no longer be an aggressor, it will not be even a “partner”, but a real “victim”. We must not be playing a giveaway game with the enemy. We cannot be a Pharisee; one cannot achieve a good result with evil intentions and malignant decisions.”
In addition, Syroyid reproached the President for the speculation about his yet another “victory”:
“You are reporting about a big victory and the transfer of two American boats to the navy. But why don’t you tell people that these boats had been staying in the port for more than two years just because the President of Ukraine wanted to make money on them by selling them through Ukroboronprom, instead of giving directly to the Ministry of Defence.”