Citing theopposition's press service Censor.NET reports that Yatsenyukannounced it during a meeting in Sumy on October16.
"We want to createa new democratic majority in the new Verkhovna Rada. I am waitingfor an answer from Vitaliy Klitschko. I hope and I believe thatVitaliy will be with us. He is from Ukraine and that's why he shallto be with democrats," noted Yatsenyuk. He underlined that theUnited opposition successfully agreed plurality candidates with theStrike, including Sumy oblast: "We achieved good results here.Yesterday the Strike has taken down three candidates in favor ofBatkivschyna and we took down one in favor of the Strike. We didit," added Batkivschyna chairman.
In a letter toKlitschko Yatsenyuk noted that the United opposition considers thecreation of democratic coalition a priority task in the newparliament on which the future of Ukraine largely depends on. "Themain goal of forming such coalition is the return of Ukraine on theEuropean path of development, dismissal of Viktor Yanukovych frompower by means of impeachment, release of Yulia Tymoshenko andYuriy Lutsenko, denunciation of Kharkov Agreements, prolongation ofmoratorium on land sale, revoking the language law, anti people'sPension Reform and Tax Code, etc."
Batkivschyna andSvoboda have conducted preliminary discussions regarding thepolitical agreement on creating a coalition of Democratic Powersand its public signing. "At that we hope that the Strike party thathas claimed democratic principles in its work will join theprocess. Only together will we be able to build a democraticUkraine and remove the current criminal occupation regime frompower," said Yatsenyuk in his letter. The document also notes thatthe agreement shall be signed by the plurality candidates who wereacknowledged as single candidates from Batkivschyna and Strikeparties.
The documentstates that the United opposition is confident that a politicalagreement on creating a coalition of democratic powers in VerkhovnaRada shall be signed without further ado, before the election day:"Timely agreement between democratic powers decreases the risk ofcreation of pro Presidential majority in the future parliamentwhich the regime will try to create using their common methods -pressure, bribery and blackmail of the people's deputies,especially in plurality districts."
"We ask you toinform us of the Klitschko's Party Strike consent to solemnly andpublicly sign the above mentioned Agreement together with leadersof Batkivschyna and Svoboda as well as express your amendments andremarks regarding its draft," says the letter.