A former journalist and current MP Serhiy Leshchenko, who supports the protesters, Mikhail Saakashvili, under the Parliament, said that Western countries must notify the President of Petro Poroshenko about a possible revision of the provision to citizens of Ukraine visa-free regime to “protect democracy”. He wrote about this in his article on the openDemocracy website.

“The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko holds its fourth fall in power amid protests – the protests caused by the lack of the President’s desire to fulfil its own promises in the fight against corruption. Pressure from the street is not sufficient to break down the wall that the authorities had built around himself,” he writes.

Leshchenko called on the European partners of Ukraine to warn the President about the possible withdrawal of Ukraine bezveza, “if the attack on civil society and the growth of corruption will continue.” In this context, he mentions “pressure points”, as well as the head of the Center of counteraction of corruption Vitaly Shabunin.

He believes that the head of state as its strategy can choose “repressive methods” because “losing popularity”.

Pressure from the EU in such a sensitive issue for the Ukrainian society Leshchenko intends to bring democracy to the country from the “zone of turbulence”.

Previously, the government of Hungary declared that will Ukraine create difficulties in terms of European integration due to the adopted in the country of the education act. “We’re going to make your life difficult, sorry to say that, in relation to European integration processes”, – said the speaker of the Hungarian government, zoltán kovács.

See also: Transparency asks authorities to protect anti-corruption activists




Leshchenko called on the EU to threaten Poroshenko to cancel bezveza 14.11.2017

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