In an interview to Channel 5 she said: "If you compare West and East of Ukraine, the West has a better financial situation. Yanukovych said an important thing - we will not subsidize regions starting 2013 and 90% of the regions will receive subsidies in the amount of 70% of the budget. It is a verdict for this government and the President's policy," she stressed.
"Western Ukraine has learned to survive on its own and the East is being cleansed it seems. Plants cease their work, people have no jobs, they abandon their houses. In Severodonetsk and Kirovsk (Lugansk oblast) there are several apartment buildings completely empty."
Kuzhel says that the people in the East are so miserable that they hate everyone with no exception and regardless of political affiliation. "This is where you get the attitude of people from - they hate us. And being a religious person, I understand them, because you cannot live like this. When I met with people in Mariupol I told them that starting next year Mr. Akhmetov shall not be allowed to work without waste treatment facilities. And you know what one grandma said to me? 'Let them all die there!'" said Kuzhel.
She also noted that out of despair people sell their votes in elections.