On the “Freedom of Speech” program on ICTV, opposition leader Oleksandr Vilkul announced his readiness to end the war in the Donbas as soon as possible after being elected President of Ukraine.
“The peace is equally wanted in Donetsk and in Lviv. The question is which path the country will take after the elections. One option – where Poroshenko and similar candidates are leading us – is the way of a 15-million impoverished agrarian country with land sold, poor people and a war to the last Ukrainian. There are those who offer the option of surrender. I offer a clear step by step plan on how to make Ukraine a peaceful, neutral, economically strong and independent country with high salaries and decent pensions. Our team gathered the strongest anti-crisis managers, who have repeatedly raised businesses from the ruins, paid wage arrears and achieved success,” said Oleksandr Vilkul, the presidential candidate from the OPPOSITION BLOC, on ICTV.
According to him, possibilities of Ukraine are endless. “Our country is not impoverished and hopeless. It is cheated and plundered. We need to make sure that young people want to live in Ukraine and work for its benefit. Our geographical position should not be our fault. On the contrary, this is our great advantage. This is an opportunity to realize our unique transit potential, an opportunity to become a bridge between the East and the West,” the opposition leader said.
The desire to build a strong and prosperous country, according to Vilkul, should unite the Ukrainians.
“The peace is equally wanted in Donetsk and in Lviv. Developed industries with high wages are wanted in Dnipropetrovsk and Lutsk. The desire to have a good pension and medicine combines both Kryvyi Rih and Chernivtsi. The desire to speak the native language is the same for Uzhhorod and for Odesa. The issue of hostility and debt cannot be a national idea. This is exactly what the current authorities are doing. We must show that we can unite. I am ready to take the responsibility to quickly end the war, to raise the economy, to organize decent social protection – to create a country, which we and our children would like to live in,” Vilkul emphasized.