This was stated by the leader of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko alive on the TV channel “NewsOne”, commenting on the statement of the President of Ukraine on a possible partial break of the treaty “On Friendship” between Ukraine and Russia.
“We heard many statements from the President of Ukraine. In particular, when he was on his way to power, he promised to stop the war in two weeks, to complete the ATO and return the territories. Unfortunately, it did not happen. Just today, all the statements made by the president and the authorities are populist and have the purpose only to retain somehow the remnants of their rating, since the level of confidence in them is extremely low. People do not believe that the country is moving in the right direction, so there will be no practical sense in these statements. The level of economic relations with the Russian Federation is growing. We have 2.5 million people working in Russia, earning money there to support the families that remain in Ukraine. Our state cannot be taken and put between France and Belgium. Our neighbor is Russia, and we should to somehow live with this, build relationships,” Yuriy Boyko said.
At the request of journalists, he told about the details of the attack of the radicals on the peaceful action at the monument to Vatutin on Friday, April 13. The leader of the opposition stressed that he had no doubt that the organizations of nationalist militants who committed this crime were covered by the authorities. “When I came there yesterday, I saw that the radicals had defiled the monument, insulted and used force against the elderly, women. Most importantly, all this was happening in full sight of the police, which did not interfere in what was happening. Only when we started separate these thugs out so that people could pass and lay flowers to the monument, and the radicals used tear gas to us, the police finally intervened. That is, at the first stage, when the conflict could be stopped at the root, the police did absolutely nothing, obviously carrying out someone’s criminal order. I will certainly make a deputy inquiry and raise this issue, because when this happens in broad daylight in front of people and law enforcement agencies, and this is not the first time, it shows that the country is sick. The OPPOSITION BLOC this will not leave it,” Yuriy Boyko emphasized.