17:12 11.07.2018

Authorities destroyed industry and robbed workers of the future - head of the Socialist Party of Ukraine

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The regime of President Petro Poroshenko for four years in power almost destroyed the Ukrainian industry, said the head of the Socialist Party of Ukraine Ilya Kiva.

"Today, industry is virtually destroyed. The coal industry is destroyed. Now they destroy the chemical. People are left without work. They take everything from us - the present, the future. Take life. We were turned into beggars, "he said at a rally in defense of the chemical industry near the walls of the Cabinet.

I.Kiva also stressed that the internal enemy is much more dangerous than the external aggressor.

"When in 2014 I went to the front, I knew that the enemy was in the east. The enemy in the east remained, but now even more dangerous enemy - here in Kiev. He takes away from us the right to work, the right to life, "- said the leader of the Socialist Party.

One of the institutions that can protect workers' rights, according to the politician, is a powerful independent trade union movement. According to him, the new trade union for the people of labor, industrial workers, which will be created in the near future, will restore the right to work.

As reported, the rally in protest against the government's installation of an exorbitant gas price for chemical enterprises, organized by chemical industry workers with the support of the Socialist Party of Ukraine, was held near the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday morning.

The protesters in particular demand the creation of a working group under the Cabinet to resolve the issue of gas prices for the chemical industry.

In addition, the meeting adopted a resolution demanding the restoration of the Ministry of Industrial Policy, an urgent meeting with the participation of the Prime Minister and the heads of chemical enterprises, as well as an increase in the excise tax on the import of mineral fertilizers from Russia. The resolution was presented to the representative of the secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers.