Batkivshchyna calls on Parliament to defend the Ukrainian gas transportation system and not allow to conclude a shady deal, said the leader of the faction of Yulia Tymoshenko from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada on 27 February, the press service of political power. Video statement published on the YouTube channel of the party.
Tymoshenko said that Batkivshchyna is preparing a bill that will eliminate manipulation of the GTS, because such a resource is needed for economic recovery, and this property is «both political and economic in nature, and is a priceless treasure».
«We must immediately vote in the hall, a bill prohibiting any manipulation of the gas transportation system. It’s worth 300 billion euros. Remember this figure! – said the MP. – The country and the Ukrainian people still have resources that can give a powerful impetus to our economic recovery, because the situation is critical – Ukraine’s debt is almost equal to the GDP».
The politician reminded that several convocations ago at the initiative of Batkivshchyna Parliament adopted a law banning the privatization, corporatization and «any manipulation of GTS», and the current Parliament «fraudulently» made anti-government changes to the document. The adoption of the law on privatization in the new edition was part of Ukraine’s commitments on cooperation with the IMF, the draft for the second reading on 18 January this year was supported by 266 deputies.
«Now the head of the NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» [Andriy] KOBOLEV began the process, in fact, the transfer of the GTS without any money. 49% is transferred to the concession and they are considering ways to transfer the transmission system virtually in the property of a foreign company. Korolevu who gave the right to dispose of property of the people? Who gave the right behind closed doors today to deprive Ukraine a valuable asset that we have? Why Parliament doesn’t know? Why is the government behind the back of Parliament is not doing anything?» – appealed to fellow parliamentarian.
She added that if the politicians «remained a shred of conscience», they should immediately vote for a bill prohibiting any manipulation of the gas transportation system of Ukraine.
Tymoshenko called on the Parliament to protect the Ukrainian gas transport system 27.02.2018