#Commentary of Valery Skorokhodov on another rally in Ukrainian capital
Today, internally displaced persons from Donbass gathered near the Cabinet of Minister of Ukraine and demanded the implementation of a programme called “Affordable Housing”, the essence of which was that the state would undertake to recompense half the cost of purchased housing or a claimant would be provided with mortgage loan with lower interest rates.
Miners, whose key demand was the settlement of overdue wages, and Afghan War veterans, who were dissatisfied with small pensions and revoked benefits, staged a rally near the Verkhovna Rada a few days earlier. The leadership of the country made promises and calculations, gave expert opinion in both cases, and, as a result, no more than 450 families out of one and a half million registered internally displaced persons could participate in the “Affordable Housing” programme.
There is a lot of talk about social equality in Ukraine. However, experience has proven that only those close to the power, oligarchs with their environment and LGBT individuals have “equality” in this country. The state cares about the latter more than anyone else – it spares neither efforts nor money for the organization and protection of parades. For the record, several million hryvnias were spent to organize and protect “equality marches”.
Of course, there is no money for the provision of housing to young families and internally displaced persons, as well as to pay wages to miners. In addition to the above, the current political model not only does not combat various corruption schemes, plundering of budget funds, but even justifies and covers all imaginable and unimaginable offenses, if they are committed by ideological like-minded people.
Valery Skorokhodov, the DPR People’s Council deputy