Tigipko stands for broad coalition in Rada and substantial reforms
The current Ukrainian government is incapable of bringing the country out of its difficult economic state; but the hope lies in a broad coalition in future parliament, according to the Strong Ukraine party leader, MP Sergiy Tigipko.
"I think that today this government can't change the situation [conduct reforms], as it's unprepared and unprofessional," Tigipko said during his visit to Zaporizhia ferroalloy plant on Friday.
According to him, current government is more involved in present-day activities than in strategic affairs.
Tigipko also criticized the government's work, particularly its financial policy. "There's a rise in prices for public utilities services, food and medicines, while social payouts, pensions and salaries are getting frozen. This is the right way to kill your own market and economy in general," the politician said.
According to him, instead of conducting substantial reforms, helping small and medium businesses, manufacturing and agriculture sectors, "the government steals from the people by raising prices."
"Therefore, talking and doing are [two] different things. I'll be happy to get involved and help, [but] only if there are going to be substantial reforms," Tigipko added.
MP said he was sure that future elections will help to escape the current situation.
"[I] hope only for the new forces that will come to the parliament and will be able to organize a working coalition that will bring experts [to the positions in power] instead of following a party principle –it doesn't matter if one's stupid, if it's one of our own," he said.
The politician is sure that a broad coalition is a good way for future Verkhovna Rada to develop.
"We can follow [world experience] – two parties argue, compete and then they get into parliament, create a coalition, make peace and get down to business. This is what we need," he said.
"I'm for a broad coalition and ready to compromise, but only if there's a substantial battle against corruption and for conducting reforms," Tigipko added.