MP Yevhen Muraiev on the “ICTV” TV channel told about the fundamental difference between the OPPOSITION BLOC and the “Opposition Platform - For Life”, and explained why the parties had not united on the eve of the parliamentary elections.
According to him, the OPPOSITION BLOC differs from the “Platform”, primarily on the ideological issue. “We see Ukraine as an independent state without any external governance. We do not want to be the Southern Federal District. Any dependence on our neighbors or overseas sponsors makes us a colony, a tool in their hands. And we want to be equal with all. This is what makes us different,” the MP said.
At the same time, Yevhen Muraiev added that the OPPOSITION BLOC always remained a supporter of the unification of forces advocating peace, economic development and deep decentralization. “Yes, we have overlapping programs with the “Opposition Platform - For Life”, therefore, at the heart of its ideology was the ideology of the “For Life” Party, of which I was the founder. But the difference between us is that they have a declarative program, and we have a corresponding law under each item, which we registered in the Verkhovna Rada,” the parliamentarian noted.
According to Yevhen Muraiev, it is possible to unite around common values, goals and objectives. “If you have seen the electoral list of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” Party, you will immediately find the answers, why we cannot be a single political force. 11 people there represent the party of Petro Poroshenko – this is Stolar and his company, who were responsible for the election of Petro Poroshenko in 2014. Also in the list of this party there are bright Nazis. They cannot be called nationalists. I do not understand how all this can be combined in one political force, if they declare completely different tasks,” the oppositionist said.
Yevhen Muraiev also commented on the meeting between Yuriy Boyko and Viktor Medvedchuk with the head of the Russian Gazprom Oleksiy Miller. According to the opposition, to have such negotiations, it is necessary to have an appropriate mandate.
“Gas supply contracts are concluded between “Naftogaz” and “Gazprom”. What powers did Boyko and Medvedchuk have? I saw an interview with Volodymyr Putin, who said that Ukraine could receive gas two times cheaper than it received. And after the visit of Boyko - only 25%. I remind you that it was the Firtash and Boyko company that administered the “RosUkrEnergo” company, which delivered gas to Ukraine all the time. This is a favorite theme, on which billions are earned. If you check who owns the gas companies, through which the distribution of this gas to each consumer occurs, you will also understand that they are the owners again. There is no concern of ordinary Ukrainians. Moreover, I think this is political speculation,” Yevhen Muraiev said.
According to him, “The Opposition Platform - For Life” very often speculates on the theme of the peace. “Wasn’t Medvedchuk Putin’s godfather five years ago?” Then why is the war going? Why is it still not over? Because it is profitable. They administer the flow of goods through the demarcation line. At the same time, three million Ukrainians work on the territory of the Russian Federation. Who is involved in protecting their rights? Is mediator Medvedchuk involved n it when he has time not to do business? Or he will each time hide behind exchanges of prisoners, which for four years took place only twice. And a huge number of people are in the dungeons both in our country and abroad. These exchanges do not work. We need to restore official channels of communication. I believe that precisely such people and such ties inhibit the Minsk process,” Yevhen Muraiev emphasized.