Ukrainian Politics

 Firtash Wants to Put Yanukovych's Crown on Klitschko but Tymoshenko Will Still Be President, Shkiryak

Leader of 'New Kyiv' Zoryan Shkiryak is confident that Vitali Klitschko and his party are played by oligarchs.

"If I was Klitschko, I would bow to Tymoshenko, Yatsenyuk,Turchynov, and Tyagnybok for their patience, open and honestpolitical position and sincere intentions regarding the unitingwhich allowed his ratings to grow during the past 8 months. Theytrusted him and he was buying time. The Strike's popularity is notemeasured by oppositionism level or political activities, or a realstruggle against the regime. It is determined, first of all, bycertain disorientation of the voters, secondly, by a lack ofalternative, and thirdly, by the popularity of a great boxer.That's all. There are plenty of people disappointed in everyone.And here comes someone else who happens to be champion with a worldrenown name. Batkivschyna always talked about real partnership. Butneither Vitali nor Strike talk about immediate impeachment toYanukovych, immediate release of Tymoshenko, revoking of shamefulRegions' reforms, etc. All their statements are declarative andnon-specific," said Shkiryak.

Commenting on the supposition that the ratings are growing sincethere are no sharp statements and that everything is moderate,Shkiryak said: "It is too early to talk about ratings. Theelections did not take place yet. Sometimes it seems that Strike isalready euphoric based on the polls published by the media. Andwhat moderate statements you are talking about if the country isruled by a criminal junta and Ukraine is on the verge ofdestruction as an independent state. You need to understand thatopposition is not a word but a corresponding action. And Vitalidoes has never had it and never will. I would love to be mistakenbut I am confident that there is a game and he and the party areimposed things by third parties..." said Shkiryak, noting that noteveryone will be bold enough to name names.

"Since I am not a candidate I can probably do it. Most probably itis oligarchs like Horoshkovskiy, Firtash, partially Pinchuk andothers. These people stake on Klitschko and want to takeYanukovych's crown and put it on Klitschko. They will dumpYanukovych."

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n221250