Commenting on the decision of Andriy Sadovyi to withdraw his candidacy from the presidential race and support Anatoliy Hrytsenko in this struggle, the Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroyid notes that the unification of democratic forces is the only chance to change the oligarchic leadership of the state.
The politician explains, “If we look at the four leaders of the ratings in the presidential race, we see that each of them is to some extent dependent on Russia. One can talk about the extent of this dependence, but this dependence is a big risk anyway. Unfortunately, the activities of the current President have proved that only his words, but not actions, are anti-Russian. We are talking about plundering the army, among other things”.
A similar situation is now observed in the parliament, where more than 300 people are controlled by the oligarchs, who to a greater or lesser extent also depend on Russia.
Oksana Syroyid states, “We can break this system at the presidential and parliamentary elections. As a matter of fact, the unification of the democratic candidates in question is done for one common goal – to have the opportunity not to choose between greater and lesser evil, not between more and less pro-Russian candidates, but to be able to choose a really Ukrainian candidate. We cannot have the same authorities for the next five years. Neither can we have only representatives of oligarchs competing with each other today.”