The MP, Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC parliamentary faction, Oleksandr Vilkul, presented ten steps that, in his opinion, will provide social protection for Ukrainians, withdraw Ukraine from the crisis, restore its sovereignty. These principles Vilkul sounded in a video message to readers on his page in the social network Facebook in response to a similar message to Ukrainians singer and politician Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, recorded in December 2017 in the US.
Vilkul stressed that he respects Vakarchuk as a cultural figure, but he cannot agree with the political strategy he proposes to the country. "I do not leave the feeling that we are again trying to sell the old fish, only under a new sauce. Because everything that Svyatoslav is talking about today, in fact, we have already heard many times. Fifteen years ago, from Mr. Yushchenko, five years ago from Mr. Yatseniuk, and in general this is exactly the same set of not entirely fresh ideas that we have heard from the current government in recent years," the opposition representative said.
The MP criticized Vakarchuk's thesis that it is not important who will lead Ukraine, but only what the country will be like, calling these things "inextricably linked". "People who have been delegated responsibility to govern the state are a key issue," the politician noted.
Also, opposing Vakarchuk, Vilkul said that there are a lot of people in Ukrainian politics who can loudly raise questions and very few who know the answers. "For all its history, Ukraine has suffered the right to its own subjectivity, to its own special path. And the recipes of our success are not written in the American Stanford, where today Vakarchuk seems to be studying, but written in blood, written by sweat of many generations of our fellow countrymen. If we again start building a country with a "foreign voice", not relying on our own experience, then we will get chaos and futility again," Vilkul considers.
The central thesis of the ex-vice-premier's appeal was that the goal of the state policy of Ukraine should be the safety and well-being of the citizen. "Svyatoslav Vakarchuk says that for the modern European country, it is important to have three foundations on which the state should hold: the rule of law, a high-quality state apparatus and democracy. And I say that there is something that is much more important and valuable than the proposed three bases: there should be a person in the center of state policy. Citizen. His safety and well-being," Vilkul said.
According to Vilkul, due to the fact that politicians often forget about this principle, the reforms in Ukraine have turned into economic and social experiments on people.
In addition, Vilkul objected to Vakarchuk, who in his address stated that responsibility for the situation in the country lies, among other things, among ordinary Ukrainians. "The shifting of responsibility for the situation in the country to the people has become fashionable lately, although this is nothing more than an attempt by the authorities to avoid responsibility for their mistakes and failures," Vilkul said.
The MP stressed that today's opposition is ready to take responsibility for the situation in Ukraine. "I am, Oleksandr Vilkul, today I am in opposition. In opposition to the war, to chaos, in opposition to anarchy and looting. Of course, the opposition is working to win elections and implement its program. With a full understanding of the urgent rescue measures and the willingness to take responsibility. Therefore, I am frankly surprised when Vakarchuk declares that he does not want to go to power. Do not want to - do not go. The advice of an outsider is another genre," he said.
Vilkul also presented his 10 urgent steps, thanks to which, in his opinion, it is possible to end the war and achieve peace, overcome corruption, restore national unity and manageability of the situation in the state, remove the influence of radical political forces, depoliticize power structures and achieve a pragmatic approach in the external policy.
Recall that in December 2017, singer Svyatoslav Vakarchuk released a video message recorded in the US, in which he named ten key steps for reforming Ukraine.