Oleksandr Vilkul, the MP and candidate for President of Ukraine form the Opposition Bloc – The Party for Peace and Development proclaimed at Verkhovna Rada that the Opposition Bloc was immediately launching the process of people’s impeachment and gathering signatures nation-wide to protest against President Poroshenko’s second term in the office.
Oleksandr Vilkul pointed out that the evidence of corruption crimes by the first deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council and one of the President Poroshenko’s closest friends was a repeated signal of what is in fact a blood trade. The material he referred to was the investigation conducted by Denys Bigus for Our Money project. It exposes instances of massive corruption and abuse of power in Ukrainian Defense Industries that the family of Oleh Hladkivskiy, the first deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council, is directly involved into.
“We see that the current regime regards the war not only as the source of power but also as an enormous dirty business. Is the current government going to end the war if it is making billions of dollars on it? Never!” - the opposition leader stated.
Oleksandr Vilkul demanded that the temporary investigative commission of Verkhovna Rada is called immediately. And he himself is ready to join it. “I demand that the President comes to Verkhovna Rada and reports about this situation immediately”, - he proclaimed.
Mr.Vilkul addressed the Head of the State with the proposal to withdraw his candidacy from the election. “Mr.Poroshenko, you have publicly apologized for not stopping the war. Why aren’t you apologizing for making fortunes on it? “Looting, war and poverty” – this should be the true slogan of your campaign” – the MP said.
Oleksandr Vilkul accented: “Only the one who can put an end to the war should become the President. Not the one who makes billions of dollars there. The current government is never going to do end the war. So we must do it. The money the government is stealing must be used to build peace and prosperity. We will rebuild our country. We will bring the normal life back. We have got enough of President’s “new ways”. Ukrainian people must live in peace and prosperity.”
Mr.Vilkul concluded his speech proclaiming that the Opposition Bloc is going to launch the people’s impeachment immediately as well as gather signatures against President Poroshenko’s second term in the office. “The existing impeachment procedure through the parliament is totally unfeasible. The parliament is quite unlikely to succeed in this matter. But the people’s impeachment is the expression of the real will of people.”