The government’s each step must take into account the interests of the people

14:51 03.01.2019

The Ukrainian authorities in recent years have tirelessly repeated that they are carrying out major reforms. But all these reforms, if you get rid of the speculative rhetoric, are directed against the people. The growth of prices and tariffs, inflation, the collapse of entire state systems (health, education, science, etc.) are the direct and immediate consequences of these “reforms.”

In neighboring Poland, which our “reformers” like to call an example to follow, on the eve of the new year, the Sejm convened a special session to introduce a moratorium on increasing electricity prices for consumers and prohibited raising tariffs.

Our “reformers” wouldn’t even dream of such “populism.” They gather urgently only to divide up state budget funds. And they are shocked by unpopular reforms. So make at least one popular reform. At least as an example. Because for 28 years we have had nothing but unpopular reforms that bring only ineffective consequences.

Therefore, I have an initiative. I want 2019 to be the year of political responsibility! The government’s every step, every reform, must take into account the interests of the people. This is not populism, it is necessity. This is the only possible way for authorities who respect their own people and their own country.

Yulia Tymoshenko