Opinion: Why do Ukrainians risk losing their motherland
Here is an opinion from Eugene Magda, candidate of Political Sciences, Director of the Center for public Relations.
Ending coalition negotiations are the triumph and tragedy of Ukrainian parliamentary. The problem of parliamentarians of the eighths convocation, who have not yet taken oath of deputy, is that they do not have strategic vision of the situation.
They habitually keep trying to please the voters although their budgets for promoting of ‘light images’ have been dried in late October. Ukraine needs system and unpopular transformations and new Verkhovna Rada is doomed to become penal battalion for Ukrainian elite compensating mistakes of their predecessors. The status of parliamentary-presidential republic and understanding that the eighth convocation of parliament belongs to perishable products contribute to this understanding.
That is why the essence of formation of majority under the brand name ‘ruling coalition’ is in adopting unpopular decisions which would have to, among all, infringe the rights of sponsors of celebration of democracy-2014 rumors of boundless patriotism of which turned out to be seriously exaggerated.
We need large-scale transformations in the shortest time followed by dialogue with citizens. Until new government does not begin explaining to millions of Ukrainian what is going on its resemblance to regime of Yanukovych will be dangerous. Ukraine is not able to change by magic, it is to undergo serious transformations for its own sake.
If it is successful we will get the chance to catch up with neighbors in Central Europe and become member of European Union through the long but real period of time.
If Ukraine fails, those who call themselves elite will wind themselves closer to their family and savings. And Ukrainians again risk losing motherland again becoming world’s largest nation without a state. This is a sad perspective, isn’t it?