“For me, the most important marker toward Zelensky is whether he will be able to make independent decisions, whether he will be sovereign in his policy, sovereign in the inner affairs, whether he will be influenced by groups of his entourage or Ukrainian oligarchs and sovereign in foreign affairs. Concerning the inner affairs, I do not like his meeting, his speech about the meeting with the oligarchs. I have such impression that his meeting with Pinchuk, Kolomoysky, Akhmetov is the meeting of guys, who came to sort out some things…No, it is impossible to sort out, Poroshenko did so…Today or yesterday, the president met the citizens of Ukraine and all things they agree on should be processed in the form of the contracts, agreements, memorandums on the intentions; it should be public and transparent,” the expert said.
Besides, according to Bortnyk, the team of Zelensky should not play out with the deregulation, abolition of all previous decision. “We see today the situation with the markets, everything else, quality of the products and where it brought our country. I am fully aware the European practice, American practice; the markets are much regulated there; it is the element of the protection of the customer; we should remember this today. We should stop the destruction of the state; nothing is left to be destroyed; the scraps of the state are left,” Bortnyk said.
“It is impossible to allow the situation when the IMF or western partners will define our inner and foreign policy; it will be a final defeat of the Ukrainian state. The challenges of the sovereignty, inner and foreign, today is the key challenge for us; everything else is secondary,” the expert added.