Oksana Syroyid: Oligarchs are afraid of digitalization because it is a threat to them

The introduction of a digital or innovative economy in Ukraine will contribute to the destruction of corruption at the household level, in the first place. Secondly, it will noticeably weaken the oligarchs who are accustomed to using Ukraine as a raw materials appendage. Verkhovna Rada’s Deputy Speaker Oksana Syroyid is convinced of this.

Speaking about the first aspect, she notes: “The more digital services, the less direct communication with officials and the more we can count on a fair attitude and fair provision of administrative services, for example.”

As for minimizing the oligarchic influence on the state’s strategy, Oksana Syroyid emphasizes: “The oligarchs today are controlling the majority in the parliament. One of them is the President himself. They are controlling the government and they are determining the policy.

Their policy is aimed solely at depleting resources and at their export, not at creating added value here and not at the innovative development of the state. They do not need effective quality development, because it is a threat.”

“If the digital economy develops, everything related to the raw materials economy will move to the background, and they will cease to be the “super oligarchs” they are today,” concludes the Deputy Speaker.

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