According to Yatsenyuk, the opposition is committed totell what the policy of Yanukovych-Azarov brought the countryto.
"Over the past 2.5years, Ukrainians owe twice as much. Our debt has reached 11,000hryvnia for each Ukrainian (1,340 USD). The so-called Ukrainianstability is substituted by a stable decline in production. For thethird consecutive month the economy and industry of Ukraine aredeclining!" the politician said, showing the corresponding chartsto the deputies.
Also, according toYatsenyuk, it applies to gold and currency reserves of Ukraine: "Inthe last year the reserves dropped by 10billion."
"There are lessand less dollars in the accounts of the government but more andmore dollars in overseas accounts, offshore companies in Cyprus.And this is where, by the way, Yanukovych recently went," said theopposition leader.
Yatsenyuk stressedthat the same applies to the average salary which has fallen from3,151 UAH to 3,054 USD, and the hryvnia exchange rate that has beendeclining: "The Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian presidentdid not just bring the Ukrainian economy into recession, they ledit into the state of stable decline.
The politicianalso reminded that today's agenda of Rada contains the matter of15% tax on the sale of foreign currency: "I think that the nextinnovation of the government would be the fact that if Ukraine hasthe same shortage of products as it does with the dollar they willalso impose tax on buying food."
Summarizing, thehead of the United Opposition Council voiced the position of theopposition:
1) The oppositionstrongly opposes the introduction of the currency sales tax becausethose who have 72 billion in offshore will not pay it. This taxwill be paid by the citizens of Ukraine.
2) We demand aspecific date from the government of when the budget will beintroduced for consideration.
3) We demand aclear statement from the President on the economic situation. Thecountry is entering an economic recession and the responsibilityfor it lies with Azarov and Yanukovych.