On Wednesday, June 13, a working visit of the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC parliamentary faction Yuriy Boyko and the MP Mykola Skoryk was held in the Bolgrad district, Odesa Oblast.
In the regional House of Culture, the oppositionists met with the Bolgrad community. More than 400 people came to ask the MPs the most existential questions: murderous reforms, the process of creating an united territorial community, a military conflict in the east of Ukraine, new standards for milk production, the condition of roads, etc. People were also worried about the issue of parliamentary and presidential elections.
Yuriy Boyko listened to everyone and answered all the questions that sounded from the audience.
“The main problem that should be solved is the end of the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. 41% of the population believes that this is a priority task, which must be solved for the further development of the country. The OPPOSITION BLOC stands exclusively for the politico-diplomatic way of resolving the conflict and supports the peace plan, based on the protocol, which was signed in February 2015 in Minsk. These agreements played the main role – they stopped mass tragedies. After that, the whole process was stalled, because the current Ukrainian authorities are not ready for a compromise. Our position is that first of all, troops should be withdrown, a law on the special status of these territories be adopted for three years for the restoration of infrastructure, an amnesty law be adopted, after which local elections should be held there. Secondly, it is necessary to restore economic relations, establish control over the border between Ukraine and Russia on the part of Ukrainian border guards,” the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC emphasized.
Other representatives of the OPPOSITION BLOC were also present at the meeting in the House of Culture: deputies of the Odesa Regional Council, deputy head of the regional party organization in the Odesa region Vasyl Babansky, the mayor of Bolgrad Serhiy Dimitriev, the deputy chairman of the Bolgrad district council, the chairman of the territorial party organization in the Bolgrad district, Mykhailo Sadakliev, as well as the leaders of the OPPOSITION BLOC in Odesa Oblast.
After talking with citizens, Yuriy Boyko and Mykola Skoryk laid flowers at the monument to the founder of Bolgrad, General Ivan Inzov.
Under the leadership of Ivan Inzov, there were 83 Bulgarian colonies and two cities founded by him, among them – Bolgrad. He had a cherished dream to build a “New Bulgaria” with its capital in Bolgrad. Thanks to his efforts, talent, philanthropy, he realized this dream and became the “father of the Bulgarians”.
Then the MPs visited the Transfiguration Cathedral, where they met with the Father Victor Kochmar, the Master of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin church, world champion in powerlifting.
At the end of the working trip, the oppositionists visited the agricultural enterprise “Agrotrans” and met with its staff and management. The arrival of Yuriy Boyko and Mykola Skoryk coincided with the harvesting. The MPs talked with the agrarians and noted that the current authorities were not engaged in real support of the industry and with its “reforms” hampered its development.
“The existing problems in agriculture are explained by the imperfection, underdevelopment and dogmatism of the existing agrarian policy of the state. After the change of power, the OPPOSITION BLOC will return tax benefits to farmers, create work places and implement changes in the agricultural sector that can become a driver for the development of the agricultural sector,” Mykola Skoryk stressed.