Mykola Skoryk: Ukraine is in need of a real peaceful development plan
“Order on the early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada has been published at the President's web-page. According to the statement of Mykola Okhendovskyi, Chairman of the Central Election Committee, early parliamentary election will cost almost a billion hryvnias, which will be requested from the Cabinet of Ministers from the reserve fund. And this is against ongoing military actions in Donbas, hundreds of thousands of migrants from the ATO area and their incapability to come back home,” pointed out the First Deputy Chairman of the National Committee of the Ukraine Development Party.
“What democratic expression of will are we talking about? You do not need to be an expert to understand that the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions simply drop out of the election process. Consequentially, we are not talking about any deputy representatives from such regions in the newly elected Verkhovna Rada. We believe that early parliamentary election can be held after peaceful settlements in the East of Ukraine only,” pointed out the politician.
He brought to our attention that the political party emphasizes in the published Manifest of the Development Party the following: Ukraine is in need of a real peaceful development plan.
“For this to happen, we need to demand announcement of mutual stopping of fires, create real humanitarian corridors to deliver food, water and drugs to town and cities in the ATO area, approve a National Donbas Revival Plan, and appoint a Minister for peaceful Donbas settlements and revival to coordinate implementation of such plan. We need to disarm any illegal armed units, regardless of their subordination. Citizens of the east of Ukraine must visualize their prospective within a united country. Also, we need to provide a comprehensive social protection for the military and law enforcement officers, who are involved in the ATO, and family members of killed and injured participants,” stated Mykola Skoryk.
The Development Party believes in the necessity of developing and implementing a National Peace-Making Plan, which envisages investigation of mass murders of peaceful citizens during the events at the Maidan in Kyiv, in Odesa, and East of Ukraine, amnesty for the citizens who are not guilty of any grave offences, now.
“A National unity forum may be a ground for an ongoing dialogue of local councils and representatives of all regions of Ukraine as a platform for this dialogue,” summarized Mykola Skoryk.