#Commentary of Ekaterina Martyanova on technologically lagged mechanism of appeals of Verkhovna Rada deputies to Poroshenko
The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada sent an appeal to the President of Ukraine Poroshenko demanding to stop the raiding. This situation looks funny from the outside: the hens ask the fox to guard their coops.
And the point here is not that Ukrainian deputies are unable to provide decent protection to their environment and sources of personal enrichment. In my opinion, the ‘people’s’ deputies chose the wrong tactics. They should have focused on Poroshenko, who monetizes absolutely everything. The purchase of lobbyists is widely in demand and even, it may be said, fashionable in the environment of the Ukrainian leader. Although this situation is easily explained: Poroshenko is more of a businessman than a politician.
Ukrainian political expert Vladimir Volya told about the situation with the purchase of American lobbyists’ service by Ukrainian politicians who, according to information from the lobbying companies’ reports, transferred $2 billion, which is an indecent sum for Ukraine, over the past three years. In his opinion, Pyotr Poroshenko uses the instrument most effectively.
It’s surprising that until now the chocolate tycoon hasn’t publicly registered any lobbying firm created with the participation of people close to him, having published the price absolutely openly, since this is one of the so-called Western values.
And then there would be no need to deal with the drafting of official statements, the control of their delivery, the course of consideration etc. In addition, it is less than worthy at the presidential level to engage in paltry raider meltdowns. And if they are not paltry – pay a decent amount to the lobbyists, who, perhaps, will be able to satisfy the appetites attacking their masters as well.
Ekaterina Martyanova, the DPR People’s Council deputy