Volodymyr Parasyuk: Dear Deputies, I came here to break the system and I will do so

By Volodymyr Parasyuk, Euromaidan protestor, Commander–Dnipro Battalion, People’s Deputy of Ukraine Parliament (Non-affiliated)
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

I will never, and I’ll never allow anyone else, to insult the enlightened ideas of Maidan. For this is the foundation for our struggle, and only that strength purchased at the cost of each life our heroes gave for us enables our nation to move forward.

Volodymyr Hroisman will either be a competent Chairman of the VR [Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament], or he won’t last long. Because the demand of every Ukrainian – is transparency and fairness in the process of accepting any decision. If you want to lead the government, then lead the government; if you want to take responsibility on yourself, then take it, but you will do so properly, and not just as you wish.

For all of these days, I have sat very quietly and calmly in the chamber of Parliament, and observed everything that was transpiring there. I have tried to attribute it all to the Speaker’s lack of experience, to the enormous ambitions of the fractions, or to the fact that such a system cannot be destroyed in two days, but today was the last straw. I will no longer sit quietly by while all possible protocols are manipulated and broken as decisions are being made.

Moreover, I will not tolerate having the phrases, “Sit down in your place. This is not Maidan for you” thrown at me. Dear deputies from the BPP [Bloc Petro Poroshenko], or any other faction, if it weren’t for Maidan, you would not be sitting in this chamber now, and you would never has as much power as you currently hold.

I came here to break the [pre-existing] system and I will do so with all the ways and means afforded to me as a deputy.

Source: Volodymyr Parasyuk FB

Incident in Verkhovna Rada and ensuing scuffle, December 4, 2014:

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2 Responses to Volodymyr Parasyuk: Dear Deputies, I came here to break the system and I will do so

  1. Wayne says:

    I pray for Ukraine.

    Stuck between the EU/US and Russia, Ukraine is the crown jewel the elite want for themselves. Greed, their greed, led to Russia’s invasion. And the responsible countries are not even trying to help.

    So, Ukraine must go it alone.


  2. Marcela says:

    TOP TOP TOP Man. Glory to Ukraine! Brave heart Volodymyr. Love with You.

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