“Samopomich” pull out of the coalition

Decision of the leadership of

“Samopomich” Union political party

Kyiv, February 18, 2016

February 16, 2016 the Ukrainian people witnessed a blatant collusion between senior management of the state on the one hand and the oligarchs and the parliamentary forces under their control on the other. There was an attempt to cement in the power of kleptocracy and oligarchy in Ukraine. It became apparent there is an autocratic union which includes a part of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, “People’s Front”, and the fragments of the Party of Regions, which are under control of a number of oligarchs. Such actions have delegitimized the Government of Ukraine; they are an attack on the country’s public order; they have finally destroyed the parliamentary coalition “European Ukraine”.

Particularly cynical is the fact that such an alliance took shape on the eve of the anniversary of the shooting of the patriots on Maidan and the tragic events in Debaltseve.

Given this, the leadership of the “Samopomich” Union party has decided to:

– recognize impossible the continued presence of the “Samopomich” Union in alliance with the political forces that participated in the oligarchic coup in the parliament, and to pull out of the coalition;

– initiate creation of a platform to bring together experts and social media at the national and regional levels with a view to agreeing on common positions on the Constitution of Ukraine, the economic development and the growth of people’s well-being, on reforms in key sectors and on creation of an action plan to achieve these goals.

– delegate the “Samopomich” Union faction to initiate amendments to the law “On elections” for the next parliamentary elections to be held on the basis of open electoral lists;

We are declaring our readiness to support those bills of a new coalition and the President of Ukraine which will contribute to the country’s defence capacity, European integration and the growth of people’s well-being.

We appeal to those MPs – members of Petro Poroshenko Bloc and “People’s Front” – who considered it is unacceptable to let the power of cleptocracy and oligarchy win; we are asking them to pull out of their factions, to clearly define their position and to jointly coordinate actions for the sake of protection of parliamentarism in Ukraine.

Be yourself!

Glory to Ukraine!


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