On Tuesday, June 12, Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko and MP, Chairman of the Zhytomyr Regional Party Organization Yuriy Pavlenko visited with a working trip to Novohrad-Volynskyi.
The politicians visited the local furniture factory MIRT, got acquainted with the production and communicated with the work collective. Yuriy Boyko noted that such an enterprise is unique for our country.
"The faction of the OPPOSITION BLOC voted to ban the export of round timber abroad, the export of any raw materials in general. At the same time, we have to state the fact that the current authorities continue to allow the smuggling of raw materials from the country. The factory "MIRT" produces unique products, but also suffers from uncontrolled export of timber. In general, furniture enterprises in Ukraine have enormous potential and if to stop contraband of round timber, to reduce tariffs for power, to make credits available, to support production from outside, it will give impetus to the industry and the economy of the country. Such a production is an image of Ukraine," Yuriy Boyko said.
Opposition politicians communicated with the inhabitants of Novohrad-Volynskyi all day long. A meeting was held with military pensioners who expressed their concern over the difficult social, economic and political situation in the country. Former military consider the practice of subsidizing humiliating, but forced to resort to it through predatory tariffs and scanty pensions. Also, Yuriy Boyko and Yuriy Pavlenko received an appeal from citizens on other issues. People are tired of small pensions and salaries, or unemployment in general. At the same time, prices for all groups of goods and services continue to growing.
"Today we have two main priorities in the work. First, it is to support people who have already worked for the benefit of the state - pensioners, older people. That is why the bills and actions of the OPPOSITION BLOC are aimed at restoring social justice in relation to military pensioners, in relation to all pensioners who are now robbed. Secondly, the OPPOSITION BLOC proposed programs to support young people. Our task is for every young person to have the opportunity to achieve success in his country, in his city. Our party has already introduced bills aimed at restoring assistance for the birth of a child, restoring assistance to families who find themselves in difficult life circumstances, in which children with disabilities are brought up. No less relevant today is the program of youth housing loans and the first workplace", Yuriy Pavlenko said.
In general, the trip of Yuriy Boyko and Yuriy Pavlenko to Novohrad-Volynskyi was effective. Single attempts of local pseudo-activists to disrupt the work of politicians did not prevent the city's guests from talking to people and finding out what troubles them.
"The arrival of the Co-Chairman of the party Yuriy Boyko in Novohrad-Volynskyi showed that the confidence in the OPPOSITION BLOC is growing. In general, such trips to various regions help us understand which direction to work in order for the life of Ukrainians to improve. Many people were happy to welcome us in Novohrad-Volynskyi, we felt their support. OPPOSITION BLOC strengthens its position precisely because we are not indifferent to the problems of people and in every possible way contribute to their solution," Yuriy Pavlenko emphasized.
The result of the trip to Novohrad-Volynskyi became the Political Council of the Zhytomyr Regional Organization of the OPPOSITION BLOC, during which a number of statements were adopted. In particular, this requirement for the immediate release of Acting Minister of Health Uliana Suprun and her team, supporting the claims of the former military to increase pensions and the decision to exclude two deputies from the Berdychiv City Council, had officially declared their withdrawal from the OPPOSITION BLOC.
Also within the framework of the working trip, Yuriy Boyko, Yuriy Pavlenko, as well as the head of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction in Zhytomyr Regional Council Anatoliy Melashenko, regional deputies Natalia Rybak, Raisa Hula, Oleksandr Chernomorets, the head of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction in Zhytomyr City Council Natalia Leonchenko and the deputy of Berdychiv City Council Natalia Onufrienko visited the Literary-Memorial Museum of Lesia Ukrainka and got acquainted with the cultural heritage of the city.