The MP from OPPOSITION BLOC Mykola Skoryk stated this during a speech at a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, July 12.
“The topic of land raiding in Ukraine is raised not the first time, it was raised at the parliamentary press point and from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada, and in general citizens see a lot of situations that break out throughout Ukraine. But this problem is especially acute for the Odesa region. Odesa region has been the breadbasket of our state for many years, taking the leading positions on the gross harvest of grain crops. That is why raiders are actively operating in this region. Today, the actions of the raiders are carried out under the “cover” of representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the internal affairs bodies,” the opposition member said.
In connection with the situation, Mykola Skoryk appealed to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs Arsen Avakov.
“It is in your power to bring order in this area. I call on all political forces to unite around this issue, because the attacks take place against representatives of different parties, except for the presidential one, whose representatives are noticed precisely in such actions. I would very much like our law enforcement bodies, representatives of executive authorities to work exactly as authorities, according to the principle “the law is one for all”, the parliamentarian said.
Mykola Skoryk emphasized that it is especially disturbing that attacks are committed not only in relation to property, but also directly to people.
“The life and health of our citizens are in danger. A vivid example is the bold attack on our colleague, the deputy of the Odesa Regional Council from the OPPOSITION BLOC Anatoliy Cherednychenko. This happened in the presence of police officers, but to date the crimes have not been investigated, and we demand the activation of this process,” the MP said.
In addition, Mykola Skoryk said that on Friday, July 13, at 10:00 in the session hall of the Odesa Regional Council, the Presidium will be held, where representatives of the OPPOSITION BLOC will demand a fair investigation into the attack on Anatoliy Cherednychenko. Also, the oppositionists will demand consideration of issues related to raiding in the territory of the Odesa region.