Vadym Rabinovych: The country is standing at the precipice, but the government will not stop persecuting Medvedchuk and shutting down TV channels
“Today Ukrainians do not trust anyone or anything, let alone the authorities. And the events of recent years and especially recent days testify to only one thing: Ukrainian society is on the edge of an abyss,” the co-chairman of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” political party MP Vadym Rabinovych said on the air of “Ukraine with Tigran Martirosyan”, “Ukraine 24” TV channel.
“Since 2014, disbelief in the system of power has reached the point that people don’t believe anything at all. And the latest events around politicians indicate that our society is on the brink of an abyss. The mayor of Kryvyi Rig Pavlov shot himself, - so they say. MP Polyakov, with whom I was on the air the other day, died “under unknown circumstances”... Yes, such things happen, but when it happens to opposition politicians, this, you see, looks at least strange,” the lawmaker stressed.
Vadym Rabinovych emphasized that neither Ukrainians nor politicians believe the “official” versions, even if it concerns the authorities themselves.
“Let’s take the situation with the assassination attempt on President Zelensky’s aide Serhiy Shefir. I am ready to accept any sane version, but I do not believe the story that “everyone and everything was engaged in search, but they did not find anything...”. Why did the President and the new head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs immediately declare that “most likely we will not find anyone”? Why are you setting yourself up like this? Who then is unprofessional – bandits or you?..”, the co-chairman of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” party asked.
The conclusion is disappointing, the politician said, “it seems to me that the country is sinking into darkness...”
“Just listen to what the “servants of the people” say about the death of their colleague! The Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Social Policy MP Halyna Tretyakova commented with “one enemy less”... This was written by a person who previously spoke about “sterilization of those who give society low-quality children....” How can such an immoral person be a representative of a mono-majority, a representative of the country’s leading party? Excuse me, “servants”, are you out of your mind?!” Vadym Rabinovych enquired.
The co-chairman of the party commented also on the events around Mikhail Saakashvili, who is now in prison in Georgia.
“The main part of the reforms was entrusted to the ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili and his Office of Simple Solutions. But he could not stand it and as a result fled to Georgia... Imagine what “excellent result” the transformation achieved if their main reformer decided to escape to a Georgian prison?.. I have one more question: it turns out that any citizen can get into a truck with dill and escape to Georgia?..” Vadym Rabinovych remarked with irony.
“And this is not the first such case,” the politician recalled: “Myself as the head of the second largest faction in parliament – the faction of “Opposition Platform - For Life” – I demand that you answer my question: who stole judge Chaus from a neighboring state? Where is he now?..”
“You can’t turn a state into a circus! And I believe that any incident, and especially one in which the opposition suffers, should be examined under a microscope. After all, we do not know what the authorities will come up with to do with us in the “next series” they have scripted. After all, the closed TV channels, the endless extension of the arrest of the chairman of the political council of our party Viktor Medvedchuk on all new far-fetched cases, testifies to one thing: the government will not stop!..” Vadym Rabinovych summed up.