MOSCOW, 15 Nov â€” RIA Novosti. Against the backdrop of severe social, political and economic crisis, citizens of Ukraine increasingly see the authorities traitors, writes the American newspaper the New York Observer.
Euromaidan ended three and a half years ago, and the post-revolutionary chaos is still ongoing, according to the author of the article. “Ukrainians do not understand what is happening in the country. The most popular word today â€” “zrada” or treason. Ukrainians see treason everywhere,” he says and points to the recent accusations against Yulia Tymoshenko of betraying the interests of the state.
About 80% of the citizens do not trust the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy, interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the head of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov. The level of support for the President is also very low: 78 percent of respondents disapprove of his actions. These figures are quite justified, says the author, and offers a look at the statistics.
Today in Parliament discussing a bill to raise pensions up to 1,500 hryvnia ($60). Before Maidan, they were three times higher. Average monthly income was $ 410, and today it is 230. According to the UN, 60% of Ukrainians live below the poverty line, while in 2015, the share of the poor does not exceed 28%. Free medical assistance guaranteed by the 49th article of the Constitution, also sank into oblivion.
Kiev is not only abandoning its social and economic obligations, but also demonstrates an unwillingness to develop democratic institutions, the article says. So, the Deputy Minister on the issues of “temporarily occupied territories” Georgy Tuka said recently that Ukraine needs dictatorship, as this, in his opinion, the only effective form of government. In Parliament today to hear people talk about the “new night of the long knives” and crackdown on the opposition. “Weapon triumphs over law” â€” summarizes the author.