"The Opposition Platform - For Life" will not create the coalition with the Servant of the people party. The head of the political council of "The Opposition Platform - For Life" party Viktor Medvedchuk stated this in the big interview with 112.Ukraine.
“Will such opportunity appear and will we do so? It is still unknown. What does it mean to create a coalition with a party that has other ideological ideas and other programs? How does our party differentiate today, including from the party "Servant of the people" - we do not know what waits for us tomorrow. We said: we want peace in Donbas and we want the cessation of hostilities. This was the most important expectation of the people's presidential elections - 80%, according to all sociologists. Moreover, this is also the main expectation of the parliamentary elections. However, we do not just talk about peace, we have the plan and we have approved this plan and conception…And this is not just empty words or slogans, but – concrete deeds. We said: here is the plan, which all those, who have the power to solve the problem, are ready to discuss. We are negotiating about gas prices – they said to us: we are ready to reduce the price of gas by 25% ... This is how our party differs from other political forces. And with this we run for the elections, the parliamentary ones ," the politician said.
“We have stated that our party is in real opposition to the newly elected president after the results of the second round. Why? There are a number of arguments that do not allow us to say that we can support his actions concerning peace in Donbas. We do not really see that he can reach this peace, because his team’s and his statements confirm that he does not support a special status, does not support the signing of the amnesty law, and says that he does not intend to carry out the Minsk deal, or to go through a peaceful settlement and the cessation of hostilities in Donbas. Concerning tariffs, direct negotiations and direct agreements on the supply of Russian gas, issues related to the gas transportation system, and issues with the restoration of economic relations with Russia –no steps and no actions have been undertaken," Medvedchuk emphasized.
According to the report, Medvedchuk outlined that the Servant of the People party is in the first place today, according to social polls. "But if you ask: do you agree with this? No, we are not going to agree with this. We will fight for the leadership, for the high result, and we have not just a program, but there are concrete acts that we demonstrate today,” the politician added.