Deputy chairman of the Samopomich Union faction in the parliament Ruslan Sydorovych states that the law “Buy Ukrainian”, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in the first reading, is a manipulation with an incredible level of cynicism.
“Who is against the development of the Ukrainian commodity producer?” says the people’s deputy. “No one, of course. But let’s look at the essence of the law, what is written there. As a result, we receive a tremendous increase in the number of certificates that need to be submitted for the participation in tenders.”
In addition, behind the loud slogans of the draft law there is an intention to destroy the public procurement system of Prozorro, which has allowed saving billions of hryvnias of taxpayers. Ruslan Sydorovych emphasizes: “Prozorro is, by and large, one of the very few really effective reforms that were supported by the Ukrainian parliament and were implemented despite the enormous resistance of the system. These are billions of taxpayers’ hryvnias saved.”
Another shortcoming of the draft law is that the terms of localization that are used there do not correspond to the real state of things.
“We cannot let the things stipulated by this law be implemented. Such populist things that destroy the present achievements must not be supported. Good ideas should be implemented in an appropriate way,” concluded Ruslan Sydorovych.