On the election and a lot about Russia. The Message Poroshenko

О выборах и много о России. Послание Порошенко

Correspondent.net gathered the main theses of the annual message of the President of Petro Poroshenko to the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada.

Poroshenko issued his annual message to the Verkhovna Rada. Elections soon and this message could be the last for him. So the President has tried to voice theses entire period of his tenure and to outline the main guidelines of the new campaign.

Although, what Poroshenko will go to elections have long known – the army, religion, language. About it most said this time.

Correspondent.net has compiled the main points of the speech of the President.

About misses

The closer the election, the more the President tries to shirk responsibility and apologize for the failure of all previous promises.

So, Poroshenko admitted that he has failed to fulfill many of their promises and plans than an “objectively dissatisfied”.

The President recalled that it was not possible to end the war and restore the territorial integrity of the country, with the result that Ukraine lost 20% of its industrial potential.

“This, of course, caused a Domino effect throughout the economy provoked a deep social crisis. We survived and resumed growth. However, the majority of Ukrainians have not yet felt improvement in welfare and the standard of living is recovering slowly and unevenly across regions, social and age groups,” – said the head of state.

Also the penalties he took that anti-corruption authorities, which “has invested considerable financial resources of the taxpayers” is not working properly.

“The society is disappointed with the dynamics of anti-corruption fight, and claim people are absolutely justified,” – said Poroshenko.

According to him, the socio-economic problems entail political consequences, such as the threat of the revenge of Pro-Russian forces, the rise of leftist populism and manifestations of right-wing radicalism.

“Amid the high expectations society has formed a deep dissatisfaction. Even among those who believe that the country is moving in the right direction, many of those who believe that we move in a zigzag manner,” – said Poroshenko.

He is convinced that now is to speak frankly about all the shortcomings.

“Not hiding your head in the sand, only recognizing the real problems that we have to offer society a real way of overcoming them”, – concluded the President.

About the Church

Poroshenko promises to protect the clergy and faithful of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, which wants to move to a Single local Orthodox Church.

“I guarantee that the government will protect – not scare them – the rights of those priests and laity of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate, who voluntarily decide to get out of Moscow, together with other Orthodox to create a unified Church,” said the President.

However, he assured that the government will respect the choice of those who decide to stay in the UOC-MP.

“We will not worship other gods. And in the internal Affairs of the Church will not interfere with the government, especially the foreign ones. Why do they fight so hard for it? Because the Empire loses one of the last levers of influence. Because Tomos is in fact another Act of proclamation of independence of Ukraine”, – said Poroshenko.

About Russia

The theme of Russia has traditionally been one of the Central problems in speech Poroshenko. He remembered that broke the Treaty of friendship with Russia. And paid special attention to the Pro-Russian forces inside the country.

Poroshenko believes that the politicians who now advocate for peace in Ukraine, agree on a compromise with Russia.

According to Poroshenko, “we assure the world that any concessions to the Kremlin without the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is a defeat of international law and of liberty, the loss of a democratic Europe authoritarian Asia, meanwhile, we own the whole country is dotted with big boards calling for “compromise” with the aggressor”.

“Almost every pillar had settled on the pigeons of the world… Only the shadow of them, like the two-headed eagle. And do not be misled by the soothing cooing, because the beaks of these doves is seeds of peace on Russian terms,” he said.

“Peace” is a beautiful and attractive packaging in which to put anything. Therefore, we must be vigilant. Don’t forget that the enemy didn’t come here for the Crimea and the Donbass, the enemy came over the whole Ukraine. Because without Ukraine, the Empire is impossible”, – said Poroshenko.

“So where are we to draw the line in the so-called compromise? On the Donets, the Dnieper, or perhaps in Zbruch?”, – asked the President.

He assured that “the real world” on the basis of Ukrainian interest is not subject to compromise, “otherwise, we will not, either we we have not, either there will be soldiers of another state.”

Also Poroshenko supports the adoption of the bill on registration of agents of influence of the aggressor state of the Russian Federation.

According to the head of state, “fifth column raises its head, trying to piece back together their different lines, using the advantages of democracy, aktiviziruyutsya in the information space”.

“Our task is extremely difficult to fight back without violating the norms of the European democracy,” – said the President.

“Some TV channels, Newspapers, Internet-editions became undisguised mouthpiece of Russian propaganda. Share the opinion of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada that during the election period, the issue of information security is one of the main; that part of our information field also occupied, as a part of Ukrainian territory today,” – said Poroshenko.

“I support the bill on registration of agents of influence of the aggressor state of Russia”, – said the President, assuring that such a law “will in no way affect neither the civil society nor the media, nor on freedom of speech”.

About Tymoshenko

Directly about one of his main competitors, the President, of course, did not. But criticized the main pre-election thesis of Yulia Tymoshenko.

Poroshenko has criticized Tymoshenko’s idea of create in Ukraine a parliamentary form of government with the Chancellor at the head of the government.

“Categorically unacceptable consider those proposals that advance clearly undemocratic model. Someone openly advocates “educated authoritarianism”, and who camouflages it in the “parliamentarism of the Chancery of the type,” he said.

He noted that such a model of government assumes too much power to the head of the government and one-party system, which for Ukraine is not suitable.

“Only if the reading of the content, not the header, where the Chancellor more authority than the Kaiser, and the “Reichstag” – essentially one-party system. Mode sole power to anything good Ukraine have led this lesson that I must remember everything” – said Poroshenko.

According to him, authoritarianism is not the only thing that threatens the country – the elections can bring to power “figures, which allow Moscow to go myself.”

“You know, on the basis of the fifth column dream to form a powerful Pro-Russian opposition in the new Parliament, and if you’re lucky, someone else to make her party a new coalition with the right of veto on European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” – said the President.

“Our task is extremely difficult to fight back without violating the norms of the European democracy. Its role can see that the power of the law and the power of persuasion not to give any chance to those who could cast doubt on our own path, the path of independence, path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” he added.

He reminded that in 2017, “has rejected numerous proposals” for constitutional changes in the political system, as it believes that “such maneuvers” before the election, contrary to the “European political culture”.