The parliamentary faction of the European Solidarity party has demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky make strategic decisions in the interests of the country - about the non-return of PrivatBank to its former owner.
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote this on his Facebook page.
"The moment of truth for President Zelensky has come. He must make a strategic decision in Ukraine's interests – about the non-return of PrivatBank to his former business partner and political ally. Otherwise, this will lead to a default, which means unemployment, hyperinflation, non-payment of salaries and pensions," Poroshenko said.
He recalled that the bill, which guarantees the non-return of PrivatBank to its former owners, had been approved only at first reading, not as a whole, as European Solidarity demanded. "Now the political coalition called 'For Default of Ukraine' has registered 16,332 'amendments.' Individual 'servants of the people' stamped several thousand 'amendments' each. It will take about six months of parliamentary sessions to consider them, without considering anything else - and this happens during the war and epidemic. [Ukrainian businessman Ihor] Kolomoisky wants to thwart the adoption of the law in order to try to return the bank or get compensation from the state, which he estimates at nearly UAH 60 billion," Poroshenko said.
According to him, European Solidarity insists that this bill be the first one on the agenda of the next special parliamentary meeting. "We demand that the president make strategic decisions in Ukraine's interests. Already today, because it will be late tomorrow," he said.
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov announced the holding of a special parliamentary meeting in the coming days. According to him, lawmakers are preparing for the meeting, drafting a number of bills.