Batkivschyna Party Leader Yulia Tymoshenko says the government of Volodymyr Groysman and President Petro Poroshenko led to the fall of the main sectors of the country’s life, which negatively affected the quality of people’s lives. That is why the new government, which will be formed based on the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections, should change the situation in favor of the citizens of the country.
“The standard of living has fallen sharply over the past 5 years. The minimum pension in the last 5 years dropped from $112 to $52. And the minimum subsistence level of $139 at the beginning of 2014 fell to $64,” Yulia Tymoshenko said on the program “Right to Power” on channel ICTV.
During a dialogue with the current head of the government, Volodymyr Groysman, she drew attention to the fact that the fall in pensions and wages led to “the cost of natural gas increasing by 11.6-fold, heat by 12.4, and hot water 6.2.”
“Whose policy was it that with such a drop in income tariffs all increased! This is your policy, and you will be held responsible for this policy,” she said.
Yulia Tymoshenko was also outraged by the fact that the authorities over the past 5 years “earned” top positions in world rankings for the level of corruption, and that there was total usurpation of power.
“The usurpation of power is when the president appoints his kum the Prosecutor General, and when he appoints his business partners to key financial flows… A corrupt system was created that consumed Ukraine as its own property,” the parliamentarian said.
Responding to criticism by the acting head of government regarding the unprofessional activities of her government, Yulia Tymoshenko replied that such allegations have no grounds and referred to official statistics.
“The policy of my government (two governments of Yulia Tymoshenko – ed.) never crossed the red line of people’s interests. According to statistics, people’s incomes over 5 years (2005-2010) increased 3.5-fold in currency value. And I am not ashamed for a single day that I served and continue to serve Ukraine,” she said, adding that during the crisis period in 2008-2009 prices of utilities did not increase and gas was $67-70.