“In negotiations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, I expressed an opinion on behalf of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction about the constitutional right of the President to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada, but he should have strong legal grounds for this decision. But since they do not exist, and lawyers have conflicting views on this matter, therefore, this decision is exclusively political,” said Vadym Novynskyi, head of the OPPOSITION BLOC, on May 23 during the broadcast in the Big Game program.
According to him, Volodymyr Zelensky fulfilled the most important task that all Ukrainians expected from him – he freed the country from Petro Poroshenko and his team. As for the need for the presidential team to hold early elections, then, in the view of Vadym Novinsky, currently, the “Servant of the People” party has high ratings, and it has a chance in two months to get a majority in the Verkhovna Rada. In the meantime, his controversial steps indicate the absence of any clear-cut program of action.
The same, in the opinion of the head of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction, also applies to his statements, which vary depending on the audience and the situation. Therefore, so far, the Ukrainians have the impression that Volodymyr Zelensky will build relations with the EU and the United States following the example of his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko.
Commenting on the first steps of the newly elected President of Ukraine, the head of the opposition faction noted with regret that the TV show “The Servant of the People” was turning into a documentary film in front of everyone.
“We all heard that during the inaugural speech, Volodymyr Zelensky said that he wanted to achieve peace in the Donbas, exchange prisoners, unite the country and was ready to exchange all this for his popularity. We expected extraordinary political courage from him to take the steps necessary for the country to achieve peace: direct negotiations with Russia, Donetsk and Luhansk,” Vadym Novynskyi stressed, noting that the President did not repeat any of these proclaimed promises at the meeting with the US delegation.