Yulia Tymoshenko (center) with his faction “Batkivshchyna” ready for life in opposition, photo: Isim Chumbaev, “Country”, President Vladimir Zelensky, the leader of the party “Fatherland” Yulia Tymoshenko has entered into an open confrontation.
After unsuccessful secret negotiations the President and the former Prime Minister moved to mutual accusations of unscrupulous policy and barbs in social networks.
“Country” is understood, which can make this conflict.
The exchange of pleasantries
The plot of the story we have described in detail here. Briefly, after the announcement of the transition in opposition to Tymoshenko on television criticized the economic initiatives of the government, primarily to launch the agricultural land market.
According to her, before she offered the cooperation of ze-team, but they refused and went their own way, which she de does not accept. However, the people’s Deputy of the eighth convocation Serhiy Leshchenko (“Block of Petro Poroshenko”), which has good relations with the President, hinted in the same TV program that Tymoshenko traded the support of its parliamentary fraction to the desired destination in a number of state companies of Ukraine. In particular, in food and grain Corporation and the state Agency on exclusion zone management.
Tymoshenko admitted that really advised shots, which she called “experienced”.
Yes, absolutely! Sitting in prisons (the heads of the grain company – Ed.) for what he stole in advance for the flour, which gave China. And we proposed a solution to this crisis, fully restore relations in this Chinese contract. We offered the man who has a great relationship with China”, – said Tymoshenko.
The President the next day using the social network gave his explanation of the situation.
“So, Julia did offer. She brought a list of people for appointment to the “sweet” place. And in return promised during the year to vote for all the laws together with the “Servant of the people” in the Verkhovna Rada. Of course, we refused (the leader of “Batkivshchyna” in dealing with personnel issues – Ed.). After all, the era of dogovornyak ended forever. But look how pretty the view is now “the opposition”. Such a figure! Do you know why? Because right now, she just doesn’t give a “sweet”, – pripechatal Zelensky.
Tymoshenko for word in pocket is not useful. “Every five years some Ukrainian presidents think that they took the jackpot! And then everything on the script… Well, you know… in short, You are welcome to the corporate… with his piano :)” – retorted the head of the faction (spelling and punctuation preserved).
“Fatherland” is in danger
In General, the “Fatherland” admit the further deterioration of relations with the OP.
“Now the war will be, but we are ready to defend ourselves,” he described one of the deputies from the party of Tymoshenko mood in her faction.
One of the elements of this defense, he called the presence of colleagues from the faction, former head of the security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaychenko and Mikhail Volynets on the trial of the leader of Radical party Oleg Lyashko during a fight with the head of the energy Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Gerus, who is Pro-government faction of the party “servant of the people” (SN). Allegedly, this was done in defiance of the authorities. However, one should not forget that “Batkivshchyna” and Lyashko sharply criticized the supply of cheap Russian electricity to Ukraine, which knocks down the prices in the energy market and thus has the interests of the businessman Rinat Akhmetov, who owns power-generating facilities in Ukraine.
As he wrote, “the Country”, paradisal belonging to the clientele of the oligarch attack Gems, and lobbyist of the opening of the energy market, from the standpoint of protection of domestic producers. And on this basis they allegedly had a conflict. In this way advocates and “Batkivshchyna” (about the relations of the parties of Tymoshenko and Akhmetov we previously wrote).
The interlocutor of the edition in the faction “Fatherland” at all surprised by the attacks from the President on personnel reason. “We (“Batkivshchyna” – Ed.) initially participated in the negotiations on the composition of the Cabinet, along with OP and Kolomoisky. We actually participated. Then we said, “No, Goncharuk the Cabinet, but will you offer the frames in other positions, we have x..in with the staff”. Well, we submitted some nominations,” says the source, who asked about anonymity.
He believes that OP is going to attack in words. “But they are waiting for a final withdrawal of parliamentary immunity. We will work seriously, there is a secret information,” – says a source in the faction.
But a source in the faction “people’s Servants” called the incident “nothing more than a debate”, offering not give it much importance.
“The faction of Tymoshenko few (of the 24 MPs – Ed.), its influence in Parliament is minimal. At least as a reserve of votes in the voting for constitutional changes, it might be useful”, – says the interlocutor, not anticipating serious political consequences.
So I will show the second reading of the bill on the back selhozzemel. According to people’s Deputy of the eighth convocation Igor Popov, “Batkivshchyna” will try to slow down consideration of the project. Tymoshenko’s party is not only appealing to the constitutional court the legality of the launching of the land market without a national referendum, but, as predicted, the politician, will fill the bill a second reading “thousands of amendments”.
“The experienced team has a rich Arsenal of political weapons. And it will be used in full”, – Popov wrote on his page in Facebook. Analysis of the amendments may do much to postpone the acceptance, so the “Batkivschyna” and “Samopomich” has received in September 2017 when considering judicial reform that strengthened the influence of the then President Petro Poroshenko on the courts.
However, the successful vote in the end still took place.
The interlocutor of the edition in the faction, Tymoshenko confirmed that the work in the “Fatherland” second reading “of the land” project is in full swing. “Just yesterday, going on this occasion, the working group on Turovskaya (there is an office of the party “Batkivshchyna” – Ed.)” he said.
However, still large obstacles to constitutional change. We will remind that now in the constitutional court are several bills to amend the Basic law, which Parliament sent for evaluation in early September.
On the approach of another – decentralization, which Zelensky ordered to be paid before 1 December.
The first reading, which requires 226 votes, they probably will. But with the second, where you need 300 “bayonets” can be a problem. And without the votes of the “Fatherland” to collect this number will not be easy. With an increasingly “special” position of the group Kolomoisky in “the Servant of the people” and controlled groups “For the future”.
General “Akhmeta” denominator
Allies of Tymoshenko, and even unexpected. A cursory analysis of the social networks about her picks with Zelensky has shown that the protection of the leader of “Batkivshchyna” got bloggers and commentators, traditionally reflecting the position of the party “people’s front” (PF) and its leader ex-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Sources from among former members of the NF fraction in the Parliament of the eighth convocation say it is not a coincidence.
They allude to the convergence of the “Fatherland” and people from the NF, which as a party is basically not functioning.
“And we are interested in them and they in us. Why not” – said the interlocutor of the edition from among people’s deputies of the eighth convocation of the PF which maintains good relations with the “Motherland”.
“Now Tymoshenko goes into enough tough opposition to Zelensky. And many of our worries about the development of the situation around Donbass, which movement in the Minsk format. It brings us together with “Batkivshchyna”, – stressed the source.
Moreover, NF pass people in the “Fatherland.” For example, a former member of the NF Vadim Pidbereznyak, who was elected to the Parliament of the eighth convocation on the party list, headed by recently the Nikolaev regional organization “Batkivshchyna.
At the time Pidbereznyak passed in the Nikolaev regional Council on the list of previous political project Atzenbeck “Front of changes” which begins the process of merging with “Batkivshchyna”, work in progress still. A former colleague at a fraction of the SF Pidbereznyak claims that he certainly consulted with Yatsenyuk about the transition to Tymoshenko.
“I am confident that no such appointment will not happen until our colleague will consult with the senior companion (Yatsenyuk – Ed.)” – says the source. However, another MP of the eighth convocation of the NF doubts it. But both agree that “Fatherland” continues to poach promising cadres of ideologically close to NF, the benefit of some of the deputies from the party once belonged to the party of Tymoshenko, but in 2014, was carried by a group of Yatsenyuk, Oleksandr Turchynov and Arsen Avakov, the new party.
It all started before the presidential election, when it became clear that the NF is dying as a political force.
Yatsenyuk nowhere to go is not collected and is included in the active policy, which moved away from the serious illness of his father. Relationship with Tymoshenko, he always kept as Avakov. According to a source close to Turchinov, relations former Secretary of national security and defense and leader of the “Fatherland” has still not resumed.
However, one should not forget that Yatsenyuk had moved closer to Akhmetov, although now rarely see him in the office of the Donetsk oligarch, where at one time “registered”. A source in the party “Opposition bloc”, which is under the auspices Akhmetov, admitted that he could contribute to a collision course of Yatsenyuk and Tymoshenko, despite the fact that representatives of national federations also defended Lyashko.
Among the deputies of the eighth convocation were present at the trial of ex-first Deputy head of the faction of the NF Andrey Teteruk and his colleagues in the faction “popular front” in last convocation Victoria syumar (now the people’s Deputy from the party “European solidarity”), Alexander Sochka, Igor Alekseev.
In the end, Lyashko left free under the personal guarantee deputies Sumar (EU) and Volynets (“Fatherland”).
“Akhmetov, who needs bayonets, now shapes its political environment in the “Fatherland”, Lyashko and the remnants of the popular front. Not to say that much powerful force is obtained, but at least something. I think these forces will continue to coordinate their actions”, – said the source “Country” in Parliament familiar with the situation in an environment of the oligarch. Denis Rafalsky