In fact, we have been witnessing Russia’s revenge since 2014, says Vice Speaker of the Parliament Oksana Syroyid. According to her, to make sure of this, one just needs to have a look at the current composition of the Verkhovna Rada and its individual factions.
“Unfortunately, the people who should be punished for helping Russia, for organizing the war against Ukraine, who should be under investigation, now feel fine in the parliament, in the lists of the richest people of Ukraine, owners of media resources.”
Meanwhile, the West wants Ukraine to extend the legal action of the law on special status. Oksana Syroyid says that this document has already done us more harm than good.
“This law actually legalizes the Russian concept of internal conflict in Ukraine. And now, in the West, they are telling us that Russia is suffering from sanctions and Russia is the victim, while we are so bad not willing to vote for this law on special status.”
The Vice Speaker says that the constant excuses that the document is supposedly not harmful are playing against Ukraine.
“Today, it is clear that the law will have bad consequences. Even if the legal component of this law will not be launched. The very fact of the existence of this document harms Ukraine and its international status.”
Reacting to the reproaches, according to which the extension of the law on special status will keep Western sanctions against the Kremlin, Oksana Syroyid responds, “It is better to be disliked as an independent state than to be admired as a Russian colony.”