29.01.2014 12:13 Conflicts and Laws
Конфликты и законы
Translated by Olia Knight
We may hold many different opinions about Yulia Tymoshenko. But her words from 2009 are more than empty soundings to many of us today. We see all around us how much of her speech has come true today. Listen and think.
Victor Yanukovych is not an independent leader. He is the person who cannot develop a country with his personal vision, intellect, and inspiration.
He is undoubtly a puppet who personifies the interests of oligarchs. Therefore, I treat his possible, hypothetical arrival to power as president with a number of things not acceptable for our Ukraine.
First, I am confident that with his presidency, Ukraine will start losing its independence. I want all the people who value the independence of Ukraine to think hard about it and to understand all the responsibilities we have to keep our Ukraine independent.
Secondly, with this hypothetical presidency, a full redistribution of remaining strategic resources in Ukraine will take place, to the benefit of the very same families that ruled during Kuchma’s presidency. I am convinced that the arrival of a candidate, under whom the oligarchs are consolidated, will lead to the halt of any European path or future for Ukraine, the same as the formation of European laws and regulations in Ukraine will completely stop.
I think that from the first steps we made towards democracy, will begin a reversal of progress, back to our old monopoly.
And you all know this already. All journalists know this, all politicians, analysts, and political scientists…