According to the Vice Speaker of the parliament Oksana Syroyid, with the help of the draft law on national security, the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee and the President are preparing yet another fraud:
“As far as I know, the text of the resolution which the parliament should consider will not contain any substantive regulations on how to amend the draft law on national security. That is, they will say again that everything should be corrected, but they will write what is really beneficial to them.”
According to her, the President has already lied to our international partners about the independent state tariff regulator, about the anti-corruption court, and now he wants to do the same with regard to the national security law.
“The war has been there for four years already, and we still have a “Soviet army”. It is true that we have fantastic men and women who are fighting. These people have a real fighting spirit. But we do not have the institutional capacity of the Armed Forces. We need to change the principles of command and control to make the army efficient, effective, operational, and intelligent. And this bill, in the form in which the President submitted it, brings Ukraine closer to Russia and certainly not to NATO standards. His proposals do not introduce a new command and control system; moreover, they might cause an even greater chaos in the Armed Forces,” says Oksana Syroyid.
The Vice Speaker also wonders why the President has been avoiding adoption of the necessary decisions for four years, and now “continues the policy in the interests of the enemy”. “Laws like this can destroy the army. What kind of victory can we talk about then? A big question is why the President is acting like this. Doesn’t this explicit pro-Russian policy mean that the authorities are actually preparing to finally give Ukraine to Russia once and for all?”