European Parliament expects Zelensky's response to Medvedchuk's open letter

Source : 112 Ukraine

The MEP Maximilian Krah believes that the government must respond and take into account the offers of opposition leaders
08:31, 20 June 2020

Weiler Krah Petersen LLP

Member of the European Parliament from Germany Dr. Maximilian Krah commented on the open letter of the Chairman of Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party and MP Viktor Medvedchuk to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

“I am happy that there is one obvious politician in Ukraine who truly supports the Minsk agreements and fights for peace. We now have a new president in Ukraine, but we have no peace. And there's only Viktor Medvedchuk, who has ties to the international world. And I support this because it is the only real way to end the war in Donbas, it is the standard of all world democracies, especially in Europe, and the government must respond and take into account what opposition leaders offer. When I first heard that there was no reaction to such a letter, I was shocked, to be honest,” Krah said.

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He stressed that MEPs spend a lot of EU money to help Ukraine.

"Because we spend a lot of European Union money to help Ukraine and support your efforts. This means that we also expect democratic standards. This means that if opposition leaders write letters and make proposals, the government is obliged to react to them, take into account and respond properly. And I hope it will happen soon,” Maximilian Krah added.

As we reported before, Opposition Platform - For Life insists that Zelensky publicly respond to the letter that Medvedchuk wrote to him.

In a letter to Zelensky, Medvedchuk called on the head of state to accept the reality in which he exists.

"The President must accept the reality in which he exists - Ukraine you learned about, perhaps even more than you wanted, its problems and difficulties, desires and expectations. But this will inevitably have to be done if you want to build Ukraine, instead of pretending that you are building it, to improve people's lives, instead of “carry out reforms,” the letter reads.

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"If you want to make Ukraine a successful country, then you should start with yourself. And to be successful as the President it does not mean to follow the path of concentrating the power, as Yushchenko, Yanukovych and Poroshenko did", Medvedchuk concluded.

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