Zelensky: Oligarch status issue to be decided in national referendum

The president says the bill to liquidate the oligarchic system is only the first step.Photo from UNIAN, by Viacheslav Ratynsky

The issue of oligarchs’ status is to be decided in a national referendum.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address following a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on Friday, June 4.

“I will have one question for those who will try to rock the boat, persuade, break or reach an agreement with MPs on this law. This is a question about the status of oligarchs, which will be put to an all-Ukrainian referendum. This question will be the first. And for someone, perhaps the last,” he said.

According to Zelensky, the bill on the elimination of the oligarchic system is only the first step, “this is to create a foundation for countering oligarchic influence.”

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/oligarch-status-zelensky-says-the-issue-to-be-decided-in-national-referendum-11443714.html

(c)UNIAN 2021


  • onlyfactsplease

    How does one end an oligarchic system? Do you pass a law and if so what wording will it have? From such and such date, oligarchs are declared illegal? It would be great if it were so simple. But, it is as “simple” as outlawing a mob organization. It simply doesn’t work. The parasites will hang on to their power in any way they can. The key is to eliminate such systems through violence. Only death can and will stop such parasites. Anything else is pure utopia. Confiscating every piece of their assets as is possible will be a big help too.

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  • Kolomoisky will phone Zenny now. I made you President, we had our agreements,now you attack me, why?

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  • Without oligarchs and their media attacking Poroshenko 24/7 in the run up to the election, you would never have been elected. The health system might still be working, the banking system would still be working, and most of all, the Russians crawling out from under their rocks, and coming back to Ukraine would still be under those rocks if it wasn’t for oligarchs getting you elected. So I take your fight against oligarchs as more BS.

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