MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Mykola Skoryk stated this.
According to him, despite the efforts of the international community and responsible political forces in Ukraine, 2017 has not become a year of peace.
"The parties of war, which are in power today, do not need peace. The war for them is a profit. This is despite the fact that over 35 thousand people have been affected during the conflict period (the data of the UN monitoring mission - Ed.). Hundreds were wounded and were killed in 2017. And fighting brings new sacrifices and destruction every day," the MP stressed.
According to him, the OPPOSITION BLOC is the only party that has a plan for resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine.
"The main task is to prevent the escalation of hostilities and ensure the safety of citizens. To do this, first, it is necessary to coordinate the introduction into the Donbas of the UN peacekeeping mission, to stop the fire and to withdraw weapons as soon as possible. Secondly, it is necessary to finally begin to implement the political part of the Minsk agreements, regain control of the state border, economic and social relations with the Donbas," Mykola Skoryk said.
The politician is convinced that in order to return the peace to Ukraine, it is necessary to change power.
"The current government is not able to bring peace to Ukraine, it needs a war to stay at the trough. It is pointless to expect policy changes from it. In 2018, they again adopted a budget, which implies an increase in the cost of maintaining officials and law enforcement agencies. They do not want, and they will not do anything for people. They do not care how retired people should survive, where they can work for able-bodied citizens, they are not concerned with the young people, who were deprived of their future and prospects in Ukraine. A complete power reset is needed to stop this and begin the reconstruction of the country. And we are ready to take responsibility for the future of Ukraine. We know how to develop the economy, how industry should work, what kind of social protection people should be, so that they live humanly, without humiliation and with dignity. I believe that 2018 will be the year of peace and the victory of all the sound forces of Ukrainian society. And the Ukrainian parliament will become the parliament of the peace," the opposition politician said.