Kyiv Security Forum

Arseniy Yatsenyuk During KSF Discussion: There Should Be a Broad Opposition in Ukraine. No One Will Unite Under One Leader

10 July 2020, 15:55

Ukraine should have a broad opposition group that controls the government and does not allow to change the democratic and European agenda of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-16 stated during the KSF discussion on July 10.

He noted that the opposition in Ukraine today is "fragmented, ununited, and in this case weak."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk recalled how the United Opposition was formed in 2012, and after the parliamentary elections that year, it became the largest opposition faction, along with two other opposition factions that entered parliament through the merger.

"It will be time for the opposition to understand that no one will unite under one leader. A closed joint stock company with a chairman will not take place," he emphasized.

"If we are really guided by the values of the Ukrainian European state and the struggle for Ukraine tomorrow, then such values must be based on a broad opposition union, which, on the one hand, controls the government and, on the other, does not change Ukraine's foreign policy agenda. , and domestic. Democratic European Ukraine, which must follow the path of effective market economic reforms and a strong and healthy democracy," Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined.

Participants of the discussion:

- Olena Kondratiuk, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, Co-chair of the "Equal Opportunities" Caucus, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine in VI-IX convocations;

- Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Bank Aval (2005-2019);

- Yurii Makarov, Editor in Chief at National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, Head of the Committee of Taras Shevchenko National Prize;

- Tomas Fiala, President of the European Business Association, Chief Executive and founder of Dragon Capital;

- Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum and the Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016;

- Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2014, member of the Board of Open Ukraine Foundation.