No early elections to Rada in 2017 – Parubiy
There won't be early parliamentary elections in 2017, parliamentary Speaker Andriy Parubiy said in the 'Pohliad' (View) program on TV 5 channel on Monday evening.
"There won't be early elections. I am deeply convinced that the scenario, imposed on Ukraine, is a foreign one. This is not a Ukrainian scenario. This scenario was imposed by the aggressor, who, in fact, broke his teeth on the Ukrainian army in eastern Ukraine. A huge amount of money is spent to destabilize the situation inside [Ukraine]. Of course, the parliament is the main platform for these attacks," Parubiy said.
According to him, such scenarios could be observed in Moldova, where "the Russian forces are trying to change the vector of the whole country by destabilizing it.
"They are trying to impose such a scenario on Ukraine, but it will not have success in our state," Parubiy said.
The speaker also said citizens of Ukraine will receive a visa-free regime with the European Union in a few months.
"This issue should be resolved at the plenary meetings of the European Parliament in the coming months. I can say one thing for sure: when this issue appears on the agenda, we will have the vast majority of European MPs. I was informed about it by deputies of different factions and can say with confidence about it. I can firmly say: the issue is not removed from the agenda - it is delayed," Parubiy said.