According to the European Statistics Agency, in 2017, Ukrainians became leaders in the number of residence permit requests in the EU, overtaking even refugees from Syria.
“Ukraine should not become a country of poor old people. The next election is the only way to stop the departure of young people. After the change of power, we will provide people with decent work and salary in their homeland,” the Co-Chair of the OPPOSITION BLOC parliamentary faction Oleksandr Vilkul wrote on his Facebook page.
“The current authorities do not act in the interests of Ukrainians. For the fifth year, it has been continuing the war, earning on it. The authorities have driven abroad already 8 million people with unemployment and wage arrears. From those who stayed in the country they take the last money by increasing tariffs and prices. And only thanks to the currency that our departed citizens transfer to their families from abroad, the hryvnia exchange rate has not yet completely collapsed,” the MP said.
Recall, in 2017, Ukrainians who left to work abroad transferred about $10 billion to their families. Over the same period, foreign investment amounted to only $ 2.3 billion, which is 4 times less.
“If the situation does not change after the elections, 8 million people who left will not return and will also take away their children,” Oleksandr Vilkul stressed.
He emphasized how important the next elections are – people will choose not just parties and politicians, but the future for themselves and our country.
Oleksandr Vilkul consistently demands the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada to consider issues that millions of Ukrainians are waiting for - the restoration of peace, reduction of tariffs, industry support for the work of people, as well as real, rather than inflationary increases in salaries and pensions, when eaten meager increase in the growth of prices and tariffs. The corresponding package of draft laws in the framework of the “New Industrialization” strategy, the oppositionist together with his colleagues, has already submitted to the parliament, but the authorities are blocking their adoption.