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 "I will not let anyone make MPs guilty and stupid," - Hroisman on failures in reforms

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Hroisman says he will not allow the government to blame all failures on MPs and call them stupid.

The speaker said it at the parliamentary session in response to criticism of the parliament's failure to support governmental initiatives, Censor.NET reports.

He stressed that quite often government bills proved to be crude.

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Hroisman, in particular, noted that Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili proposed a healthcare reform bill, following an example of reforms in the Vinnytsia and Donetsk regions as well as in Kyiv. However, according to the speaker, it is in these areas that the reforms led to industry collapse.

"The parliament will not adopt such a decision, regardless of parties, regardless of factions, regardless of their political views," Hroisman said.

He stressed: "I think that the Ukrainian parliament - and the ministers should mind this - has always backed each ministry in taking effective decisions in the most difficult moments. I won't let anyone make MPs guilty and stupid. This applies to all people's deputies of Ukraine, both to the right and to the left."

These words of the chairman provoked applause in the session hall and shouts of support.

According to the speaker, the parliament "regularly takes decisions that allow the country out of crisis. I insist that it should be a frank and constructive dialogue."

Hroisman said that in most cases, the parliament and the government are jointly responsible for the taken decisions. At the same time he added: "I would not want to consider a situation where someone is stupid and someone is smarter."

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He urged everybody to "constructive cooperation and unity in moving forward."

Hroisman called on the parliament and the government to respect each other.
 
 
 
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