Serhiy Lovochkin: On the basis of the OPPOSITION BLOC we are preparing the consolidation of political forces
20 March 2017 12:42

The OPPOSITION BLOC creates campaign headquarters to prepare for the elections as the only opportunity to restore order in the country is a changing of government. The people’s Deputy from the OPPOSITION BLOC Serhiy Lovochkin said in an interview “RBC-Ukraine”. He noted that the party is preparing a consolidation of ideologically close political forces and movements, of the elites of the South-East and centre of the country. The politician is sure that today, first and foremost, we need to lift the blockade, find the formula for a peaceful resolution of the crisis, and restore the economy.

“The OPPOSITION BLOC creates campaign headquarters to prepare for elections. I don’t want to predict what the election will be early, but the OPPOSITION BLOC will take part both in local elections in Donbass, and in the parliamentary elections, candidate of the OPPOSITION BLOC will participate in the elections of the President of Ukraine,” Serhiy Lovochkin stressed.

According to him, around the party there was began a process of consolidation of the political opposition. “...Now there was began the process of consolidation of the elites in the first place - the South-East and centre of the country. All who oppose against the current government. On the basis of the OPPOSITION BLOC we prepare the consolidation of political parties, movements, individual politicians who are ideologically close to us and who together with us will go to the next elections,” Serhiy Lovochkin said.

He also denied rumors of a split in the party. “The rumors that the OPPOSITION BLOC had something wrong, always presented. The government even finds the weak in our midst, and forces or motivates them to leave the faction. But we only become stronger,” the politician noted.

According to the MP, the crisis in Ukraine has pushed the OPPOSITION BLOC to create a campaign headquarters. "Today the Ukrainian authorities need to find a solution as soon as possible to lift the blockade, to find a formula to resolve the crisis peacefully, stop the war. Ukrainians every day are worse, the Ukrainian economy continues to deteriorate, people in areas of conflict suffer more and more, killed by the military. And we all further and further from the goal of peaceful settlement of the conflict and the return of the territories. We as an opposition believe that the only way to restore order in the country - a change of government,” Serhiy Lovochkin said.

He stressed that the economic losses of Ukraine from the blockade of Donbass can be 2-3%. “If Ukraine will lose 9 million tons of thermal coal, will lose revenues, lose a significant part of the economy, GDP will decline, you will lose not only a large business would lose every Ukrainian,” the MP said.

“Therefore, we in a completely different look at the situation with the war, for power, war is a factor which helps them to survive; our goal is conflict resolution, because we believe that the future of Ukraine regardless of who gets to sit in offices now depends entirely on the speed and efficiency of the resolution of the conflict in the East,” Serhiy Lovochkin said.

“The OPPOSITION BLOC will continue to fight for that in the country there is a more effective management model. The current "coalition of war" is not only unconstitutional, but also completely ineffective. There is no peace, the economy goes out, prices and tariffs - genocide, no prospects,” the MP emphasized.