Victor Tkachuk on Democracy, Ukraine & the EU

The statement of E.Brok, Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, on undemocratic elections in Ukraine is the most sober foreign assessment of the situation in Ukraine since the beginning of the electoral campaign. The thing is not only in the second verdict for the former Minister of Internal Affairs Y.Lutsenko or a potential second verdict for the ex-prime minister Y.Tymoshenko. The thing is in the basic unwillingness of the Ukrainian establishment to change the situation in Ukraine towards democratization, transparency, approaching European standards, principles and values.

The acting Ukrainian authorities don’t share EU values. They perceive the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on rather unfair first verdict of Y.Lutsenko as nothing more than an unessential recommendation. An obligatory argument for them at the perception level is only personal discomfort.

The only goal of the present top officials of the Ukrainian state is converting of power into business assets. And not necessarily at the territory of Ukraine. Investments are made into the most respectable economies of the EU. “And this is correct”. Therefore, the parliamentary elections are means of insuring of their assets. It is logical that they will do all but impossible to get victory by all means. The calmness of the Presidential Administration suggests that results of the elections are already known to it.

Unfortunately, the opposition looks primitively. Its electoral lists look like a well disguised alternative. But citizens already know the taste of bluff.

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