Yurii Boyko: To avoid shocks, change of both government and political course is crucial for Ukraine
The socio-economic crisis is deepening in Ukraine. The only effective way to avoid destabilizing the country and mass protests is to run for re-election and change the government, according to the co-chair of the OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE party Yurii Boyko.
“Last year was time of deep crisis and senseless government decisions. The officials constantly tried to avoid responsibility and shifted the entire burden of problems onto the shoulders of the population and Ukrainian businesses. Prices and tariffs were rising, funding for the social sphere was declining, and there was virtually no investment in economic and regional development. However, officials and security officers felt great, the budget costs for their maintenance only grew. If such a policy is followed this year as well, the consequences for the country will be extremely severe,” Yurii Boyko said.
The politician stressed that the inaction and unprofessionalism of the government increase the risks of destabilization in the country, which could lead to mass protests.
“The government has no right to turn a blind eye to people’s problems. It must listen to the legal demands of entrepreneurs, doctors, teachers, and not try to convince people that everything is fine. Fight against the epidemic, helping people, supporting domestic business, political settlement of the armed conflict in Donbas should be a priority. We need to use budget resources efficiently, close all ‘schemes’ and ‘twists’. All funds should be used to support healthcare, protect Ukrainian families, invest in economic recovery and regional development,” the co-chair of the OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE party stressed.
However, according to him, today it is absolutely clear that the current government will not cope with the challenges and tasks facing the country.
“We need parliamentary re-elections and a change of government. This is the only civilized democratic way to change course and avoid social upheavals,” Yurii Boyko summed up.