This was stated by the OPPOSITION BLOC leader Yuriy Boyko during a meeting of the Conciliation Council on Monday, 4 September.
He stressed that the completion of the military conflict, the achievement of peace in the east and the restoration of the territorial integrity of our state is a key task for the Verkhovna Rada. “There is no military scenario for the return of territories and people, and this is recognized by everyone. The script can only be politico-diplomatic. Correspondingly, the parliament must take part in this process and demonstrate a political initiative to achieve the final result - restoration of the country,” the politician stressed.
“The OPPOSITION BLOC faction publicly supported the signing of the Minsk agreements. We consider this was absolutely correct, because at that moment the signing of the Minsk Protocol stopped the mass tragedy and the active phase of the military conflict. It saved a lot of human lives,” Yuriy Boyko emphasized.
According to him, today the Minsk process has come to a standstill. “We need a new plan for restoring territorial integrity. We consider that if on the external level there are intense negotiations between the countries-participants of the “Normandy format”, between representatives of other countries, the parliament cannot stand aside from this process. Our faction insists this plan to be developed with the participation of the Verkhovna Rada. There must be unity in this issue to achieve the result,” the opposition leader stressed.
“We strongly oppose the parliament to be focused on adopting another declaration or law that may embody the political ambitions of the forces that carry it out but will not have the final result for the return of territories and people,” Yuriy Boyko emphasized.