Batkivshchyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko says that the work of the Verkhovna Rada of the 8th convocation deserves a negative assessment, since it was not aimed at protecting the interests of Ukrainian citizens, and instead pursued corrupt benefits for high-ranking officials.
“This was a parliament not for the people of Ukraine, it was the private property of Poroshenko and his corrupt environment. They had a majority in this parliament built on bribery, corruption and distribution of budget money, which over the past 5 years together with Poroshenko brought the country to extreme poverty,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada.
According to the politician, thanks to the work of the majority in parliament and Poroshenko personally, Ukraine, according to international estimates, rose to first place on the European continent for the level of corruption.
In addition, there were regular violations of the rules in the parliament, voting for corrupt laws, the adoption of a budget against the interests of people.
“Every budget that was passed in parliament by Poroshenko and his majority was a budget against people, against the economy of Ukraine and against our development. Therefore, this parliament should go immediately,” Yulia Tymoshenko said, adding that it is important that the newly elected parliamentarians work in favor of the people rather than “continuing the 144 reforms that were carried out over the past 5 years.”