We are entering the Verkhovna Rada and will work to protect the interests of Ukrainians

21:38 21.07.2019

Batkivshchyna leader Yulia Tymoshenko says her party will be in the IX convocation of the Verkhovna Rada and will continue to defend the interests of Ukrainian society and care for the welfare of its citizens.

“Batkivshchyna will successfully enter the new parliament. We as a parties will be able to influence Ukraine’s life in the next 5 years,” Yulia Tymoshenko said at a press conference after voting ended, commenting on exit poll results.

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The politician said that according to the polls, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People party will have the most deputies in the Verkhovna Rada, and therefore “will have the full right to form a parliamentary coalition in the Verkhovna Rada as they see fit.”

“This work and responsibility lies personally with Volodymyr Zelensky, and it is unlikely that anyone can influence this process. What this coalition will look like, what it will do in parliament, and how the government will be formed depends solely on the will of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky,” she said.

Yulia Tymoshenko added that the Batkivshchyna team in parliament “will not deviate by even one step from protecting the national interests of Ukraine and its people.”

“We will stand guard so that nobody ever crosses the red lines of people’s interests. We will serve the people and their interests,” she assured, adding that Batkivshchyna has systematic plans to make changes in the country, which she is ready to implement from the first day of work in the new parliament.

“If the new President and his majority in parliament will need such a plan, then of course our team will help. We really would like all our work to be needed both for Ukraine, for the new President, for the majority in the parliament, and for the new government,” she said.

Yulia Tymoshenko thanked the Batkivshchyna team, as well as all the Ukrainians who supported them in the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

“I want to thank you for the fact that despite the negative information campaign against our team, you have been with us for 20 years, you believe in us and that together we will be able to change the life of every Ukrainian for the better. I thank everyone who continues to support us. We believe in you, you believe with us, together we believe in Ukraine, and together we will build Ukraine,” concluded the Head of the Batkivshchyna Party.