Parliamentary faction of Holos party made an official statement, according to which, it switched to the ranks of parliamentary opposition. Kira Rudyk, the party's leader said so during the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada on July 17.
"We realized that our constructive approach is of no use. The government should not be helped; it should be changed. It is time to change it", Rudyk said.
The lawmaker claimed that during the year in power, Servant of the People party betrayed the same values it declared to be upholding.
"We saw the president being ashamed of saying that Russia is an aggressor. We saw people who don't even deserve to lead offices of departments (...), and they get appointed as ministers; we saw that any bad law could be named decently, and they will vote for it instantly. Taking it to the streets with flares is a scary thing. The police killing people is even scarier, and a lawmaker's day at work might as well include bailing the people who get unfairly judged", the MP said.
The party stated that they came to the Parliament to "protect freedom and conduct reforms"; instead, they are "constantly fighting lies".