The petitioner proposes to begin work on the restoration of trade-economic relations with the CIS and Russia.
In one system a local petition gathered more than three thousand votes, the petition of the “Inhabitants of Chernihiv for the conscious and Patriotic foreign policy”. The document author requests the mayor and local MPs to bring to the knowledge of the government of Ukraine “a common request, which is vital to our country.”
In particular, the petitioner proposes to establish an intergovernmental group Ukraine-Russia to develop “appropriate road map”.
“According to our President, the loss from economic sanctions from Russia reached 15 billion U.S. dollars. We lost 90 000 to 120 000 jobs, and export foreign exchange revenue declined six times. The economic benefits of the agreement on Association with the EU is minimal because of the meager quota provided to the Ukrainian producers. At the same time significantly reduced the trade turnover with the CIS countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova). Thus, to prevent the impoverishment of our people, we must spend conscious, nationally-oriented, Patriotic foreign policy. We need to intensify the immediate return of traditional markets to export our goods, to increase foreign exchange earnings and reduction of unemployment,” reads the petition text.
At this moment, the petition has gained 3097 votes to 250 is necessary. Official response the local authorities should be published no later than November 28.
We will remind, earlier the required number of votes won a similar petition in the river.