The current power has no intention to establish peace in Ukraine in 2018. This was stated by the MP from OPPOSITION BLOC Vadim Novinsky in the corridors of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, November 14.
According to the politician, the draft budget does not provide funds for social and pension payments to residents of uncontrolled territories; there is no provision for the abolition of the economic blockade. “This indicates the coalition does not plan to establish peace and return the uncontrolled territories return next year, as well as establish sovereignty over the whole territory of Ukraine,” Vadim Novinsky noted.
According to him, the OPPOSITION BLOC faction will not support the government draft budget in the form in which it is submitted.
“The State Budget – 2018 is based on untrue macroeconomic indicators. It is impossible to ensure GDP growth of 15%, as it is written about. As for GDP at the level of UAH 3 trillion 200 billion, this requires either the dollar rate to be high or some miracle to happen. But this is impossible. For example, the index of industrial production this year from January to September decreased by 11%, the index of market trade - by 30%. On the basis of what optimistic indicators was this budget calculated?” the oppositionist emphasized.
The politician recalled that the OPPOSITION BLOC faction had prepared its own draft budget. “Our version of the budget provides for the redistribution of more than UAH 100 billion in favor of increasing salaries, social payments and reducing utility tariffs. But, unfortunately, our draft budget is not even introduced into the session hall,” the MP said.