“Samopomich” Union faction demands to call Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak and Minister of Finance Natalia Yaresko to the Verkhovna Rada. This was stated by Chairman of the faction Oleh Bereziuk at a meeting of the preparatory council.
“The coalition compromised with the government and we passed the budget. We expected from the government that those significant changes that have been made by the factions and the government within 18 hours of working together will eventually appear. But they still have not appeared, and so we are justly accused of the making concessions to the oligarchic system,” – said Bereziuk.
He noted that “Samopomich” required that the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance punish those guilty of this.
“I would like to ask the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance by Friday to give us the explanations about who among their subordinates was punished for the non-qualified performance of the 2015 budget preparation,” – said Bereziuk.
Additionally, the faction wants to hear from the Minister of Defence, what the funds allocated from the state budget to the defence and law enforcement agencies will be spent on. “It is necessary to invite the Minister of Defence and hear about his plans for spending an incredibly large budget allocated to defence, and to hear the answers to some unclear issues”, – added the MP.
According to the deputy, in particular, there are some concerns about the income difference of the soldiers of the National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ukraine and about the lack of efficiency in the work of mobile military hospitals.