According to Yatsenyuk, the opposition is committed to tell what the policy of Yanukovych-Azarov brought the country to.
"Over the past 2.5 years, Ukrainians owe twice as much. Our debt has reached 11,000 hryvnia for each Ukrainian (1,340 USD). The so-called Ukrainian stability is substituted by a stable decline in production. For the third consecutive month the economy and industry of Ukraine are declining!" the politician said, showing the corresponding charts to the deputies.
Also, according to Yatsenyuk, it applies to gold and currency reserves of Ukraine: "In the last year the reserves dropped by 10 billion."
"There are less and less dollars in the accounts of the government but more and more dollars in overseas accounts, offshore companies in Cyprus. And this is where, by the way, Yanukovych recently went," said the opposition leader.
Yatsenyuk stressed that the same applies to the average salary which has fallen from 3,151 UAH to 3,054 USD, and the hryvnia exchange rate that has been declining: "The Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian president did not just bring the Ukrainian economy into recession, they led it into the state of stable decline.
The politician also reminded that today's agenda of Rada contains the matter of 15% tax on the sale of foreign currency: "I think that the next innovation of the government would be the fact that if Ukraine has the same shortage of products as it does with the dollar they will also impose tax on buying food."
Summarizing, the head of the United Opposition Council voiced the position of the opposition:
1) The opposition strongly opposes the introduction of the currency sales tax because those who have 72 billion in offshore will not pay it. This tax will be paid by the citizens of Ukraine.
2) We demand a specific date from the government of when the budget will be introduced for consideration.
3) We demand a clear statement from the President on the economic situation. The country is entering an economic recession and the responsibility for it lies with Azarov and Yanukovych.