The oligarchs will not let the parliament adopt the law on elections to the Verkhovna Rada on a proportional basis with open lists, since the proper implementation of the document can change the political landscape of the country, which has not changed for more than twenty years. This was noted by representatives of Samopomich during the rally for the adoption of the new Electoral Code, which gathered outside the parliament.
MP Ruslan Sydorovych of the Samopomich faction believes that by changing the electoral system we will be able to achieve changes in the energy sector, in the sphere of social security, and in the sphere of economic development. He is convinced, “If the Electoral Code is adopted, then when coming to the polling stations Ukrainians will be able to analyse the list and choose those worthy people who will truly protect the interests of people.”
“In the meantime,” emphasizes the head of the Samopomich faction in the Verkhovna Rada Oleh Bereziuk, “we might see new faces in power from time to time, but the power itself remains in the hands of the oligarchic consensus that seized it in the late 1990s and does not want to let go of it. They are playing “government-opposition” kind of game. Two popular uprisings have shaken this rock. The Revolution of Dignity woke people up, showed their strength, made all of us stronger and more mature. But the power still remained in the same hands.”
“What needs to be done? Unfortunately, we cannot just wait.” Resistance and the strength of people are the only things that the pro-government henchmen fear. They constitute 2/3, or even more, of the Verkhovna Rada. Therefore, we need people in the streets of not only Kyiv, but all the other big and small cities throughout the country!”
An example of the effectiveness of such a path is the blockade of the trade build on blood. The people’s deputy recalls, “It was started by ordinary volunteer battalions, who could not bear seeing how millions were made on the blood of their brothers and sisters.” Then public organizations and politicians got involved. And when city, town, and village regional councils started issuing their statements, the NSDC and the President had nothing else left to do but adopt perhaps the most important decision in the history of Ukrainian – to admit that it is impossible to trade with the enemy that is killing our people.”
Oleh Bereziuk is convinced that, “Success is impossible without the pressure of people. Therefore, we must resist and fight. This is our duty.”