This was stated by the leader of the OPPOSITION BLOC in an interview with the online edition of Strana.ua.
The politician stressed that the OPPOSITION BLOC sees no alternative to a diplomatic settlement of the conflict in the east of the country, and consequently to the Minsk agreements. Donbas is one of the most densely populated regions of Ukraine, so there is no and cannot be any military solution to the conflict. Speaking about the mechanisms for achieving peace, Yuri Boyko noted that, first of all, this is an effective work of the Norman format, a real interaction of the guarantors of Ukraine’s security with Russia and the United States, the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
“The OPPOSITION BLOC is ready to immediately vote for all laws aimed at the implementation of the Minsk agreements. As for Russia, I think that people there also want that in Ukraine there was peace and the people of Ukraine lived with dignity. We consistently from the first day of the creation of the OPPOSITION BLOC acted as a party of peace and were the opposition of the pro-government coalition of war in the Verkhovna Rada. We from the first day of signing the Minsk agreements demanded their implementation in the laws of Ukraine. The authorities completely failed their obligations to restore peace,” the leader of the opposition stressed.
According to him, the main mistake is the absence of a dialogue with the Russian Federation and the fact that the government actually made itself hostage to the coalition of war in the parliament, as well as its own populist pro-war rhetoric. This reflects the political interests of the authorities, but it kills the people’s hope in Donbas and in all of Ukraine for a normal life.
“The ongoing war is killing the prospects of Ukraine. It is already clear to everyone that without peace in the country it is not possible to achieve economic growth. Now Ukraine ranks first in Europe in terms of poverty, populism and corruption are flourishing in the country. The current government and its hangers-on are flaunting on TV screens, and the country is sinking. People are already tired of the power rush. I am sure that the OPPOSITION BLOC will win elections, return the country to peace, order and effective management, and to people stability and a normal life,” Yuriy Boyko summed up.