Oleh Bereziuk: “The parliament serves the oligarchs who need a police state to protect themselves”

During the parliamentary coordination board’s meeting, the chairman of the Samopomich Union faction Oleh Bereziuk appealed to MPs quoting the statement of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada during his speech after the vote for the removal of the head of the Anticorruption Committee: “What has happened to us?”

“So what has happened to you? What has happened to the parliament, which for the first time in modern history doesn’t hesitate to violate Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine and deprive a deputy of his position for his political views and the fight against corruption? Is this democracy? Parliamentarism?

What has happened that the Prosecutor General dares to come to the parliamentary rostrum and “force MPs to their knees” and hints about depriving them of the mandate he did not give them and threatens with an investigation and a court hearing. Is this democracy? Why is the parliament silent?” asks Oleh Bereziuk.

The faction’s chairman is convinced that the parliament is silent since due to its fear it supports the construction of a police state: “If you add all budget items of the law enforcement bodies for which the parliament voted, you will easily get 93 billion, while the Armed Forces of Ukraine are going to receive 86 billion. And this only covers the needs of the Ukrainian army by 46%, whereas today it is the army that is the main guarantor that the country will be independent, sovereign, and that this parliament will be able to work.

Why is the President referring to the regulations that were so easily violated when the Prosecutor General was appointed as to a pretext not to introduce a law on the anti-corruption court? The people on the streets do not demand to overthrow the president or the parliament – they demand an anti-corruption court.

Illegal takeovers are being covered by the law enforcement agencies all around Ukraine. You have passed the budget which resulted in peasants blocking international highways. Are they criminals as well? Are they also paid by Kurchenko or someone else? No! It is just that peasants are the ones who have to suffer as a result of tectonic clashes of the oligarchy today. According to various expert calculations, from 10 to 16 billion hryvnias have been taken away from the village budgets. Is this the support of the Ukrainian village for which we are “fighting”? No, this is the support of the oligarchic mafia in Ukraine!” states Oleh Bereziuk.

Consequently, the Samopomich faction is calling upon the parliament to pass the laws that will take care of people: “We have to pass the law on the anti-corruption court and the so-called reintegration – to clearly state who the enemy is and when the occupation of Ukraine began. And, please, correct your mistakes – take the money away from the oligarchs and give it to the peasants who are today feeding the Ukrainian army and the Ukrainian state,” the chairman concludes.

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