The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has promised failed "deoligarhizatsiyu" And threatens to end his political career, like his predecessor, writes employee of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian studies University of Alberta, political scientist Taras Kuzio for the magazine.
A few weeks ago Poroshenko published in the print edition of the wall Street Journal, where he told about the achievements during the administration of the country. Special attention to the Ukrainian head of paid made, in his vision, the progress in the battle With " not less than 20-year history of management in the Soviet style, ineradicable illegal activities of officials, theft And incompetence ". Also, the head of Ukraine announced a new management approach, which " because of a free, fair And internationally recognized elections led authorities on an unprecedented level of transparency And accountability ".
"These words have been spilled such grace that I decided to test how the reality of Poroshenko delivers on its promises. The most I was intrigued by his words about the fact that over the last year 2792 former bureaucrat convicted on corruption charges, " writes analyst journal.
If all this in reality was the truth, says the journalist, the government Poroshenko would be nowhere to hide details - why hide such impressive figures, which in reality would be a huge achievement in the battle against President bribery in the country. Anyway, the administration Poroshenko refused to Taras Kuzio, to provide you with a list of convicts, as It is confidential in nature.
"Unfortunately, this reluctance to open not less wide access To the details of these noisy reforms Poroshenko extremely significant," says the analyst. He stressed that the Ukrainian leader is under intense pressure of the US capital, Brussels, the international financial institutions And, of course, a private Residents - all of These parties are not convinced that Poroshenko is fulfilling the pledge. Thus, some positive headlines is unlikely to succeed to hide the fact that you still believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and at the same time anti-corruption campaign Poroshenko And the notorious "deliverydate" has stalled. Rename "police" to "law enforcement" is Also unlikely to have been the dramatic transformation of a corrupt And incompetent Ukrainian interior Ministry.
"Ukrainian reforms threatens not stealing middling inherent in many countries, and corruption at the top - only three of the fifteen countries of the former USSR worse (than that of Ukraine - approx. Ed.) "the specialist explained, pointing to Transparency international.
And the main problem is, in the opinion of Cusio, that Poroshenko failed to impose optimal fighting the oligarchs, who not only dominate sectors of the economy, but also have an extensive network of contacts in government circles And owned media assets. The resignation of Igor Kolomoisky With a Governor's post is a phenomenon from which Poroshenko made a lot of noise, but after the resignation of the entrepreneur remains a large-scale figure And manages the largest Ukrainian Bank And TV channels.
the ruling elite continues to be de facto immune from prosecution, they remain " outside the law ", despite all the "deliveryzetia" And " lustration ", writes the analyst.
in addition, their lobbying power is not lost And utterly corrupt energy sector. So, presumably a month later Euromaidan Poroshenko flew With Vitali Klitschko in Vienna for a meeting With the tycoon Dmitry Virtusa, And there policy concluded With the "gas lobby" deal - immunity from prosecution on suspicion of bribery in exchange for political support of the oligarchs in the early elections in the form of donations, campaigns in mass media And communication.
By agreeing to give the immune system the " gas lobby ", Poroshenko not only violates the promise to relieve Ukraine of the oligarchs, but also sows the seeds of potential future counter-revolution, the analyst believes.
"With the approaching anniversary of the Euromaidan in November, Ukrainians are becoming increasingly disillusioned (Poroshenko - ed. Ed.), the populist-nationalists are gaining popularity With slogans For the resignation of the President, and shall be inviolable for the corrupt judicial system of Ukraine oligarchs And Pro-Russian forces as powerful as ever, " adds Taras Kuzio. If Poroshenko does not fulfill its promises, the Euromaidan will go down in history as ingloriously as the Orange revolution.