Oleksandr Vilkul urged parliament to reduce utility tariffs and lift the blockade of the Donbas

Oleksandr Vilkul urged parliament to reduce utility tariffs and lift the blockade of the Donbas

Parliament is preparing to consider the Electoral Code, while Ukrainians are waiting for the establishment of peace and reduction of tariffs. This was stated by one of the opposition leaders, Oleksandr Vilkul, during his statement at the Conciliation Board of the Chairpersons of the Verkhovna Rada factions.

“We all understand that we will go to early elections under the old system. The Electoral Code had to be considered and adopted six months ago, but the parliament was engaged in genocidal social experiments, for example, medical and educational reforms, “Tomos”, language, raised the retirement age. The next step is the Electoral Code, which will in no way affect the elections,” the oppositionist noted.

According to Oleksandr Vilkul, Ukrainians, first of all, are seeking to peace. “People demand lower tariffs and peace. Tariffs can be reduced by the President’s Decree, suspending the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers, which increased them. But he does not do this, although he says that he stands for it. Therefore, I propose the following: there are draft resolutions of the parliament on reducing utility tariffs, and all factions of parliament seem to be in favor of this. It seems the President support this. Let’s vote for draft laws on the reduction of utility tariffs. And let this parliament be remembered by people at least with something good,” the opposition politician noted.

Oleksandr Vilkul also called for the blockade of the Donbass to be lifted – economic, transport, energy, and humanitarian. “The blockade was introduced by the President’s Decree, resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers, therefore the President can remove it personally. However, for some reason he does not do that. Let’s unite and, finally, before the elections we will do what the people of Ukraine want – lift the blockade of the Donbas,” Vilkul urged his parliamentary colleagues.

He also proposed to adopt a law on the referendum. “There are various signals from the President’s entourage, for example, regarding the referendum on NATO. However, we do not have a law on a referendum – either national or local. We have submitted these draft laws to parliament. Let’s vote, and then it will be possible to hold a referendum on NATO,” Vilkul noted.

He also called on President Zelensky to reveal his peace plan to the public. “We still have not seen the President’s peace plan. Some statements contradict each other. The President is now in Europe, talking to the leaders of foreign countries. This is definitely good. But perhaps it was necessary for the Ukrainian parliament to finally show his plan? Because, at a minimum, the parliament must vote for the laws spelled out in the Minsk agreements, and this is very important,” Oleksandr Vilkul said.

18 June 2019 12:05
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