Former presidential candidate, People’s Deputy Vitaliy Kupriy announced the creation of an inter-factional alliance “For Zelensky” in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
He stated this during the conciliation board.
Kupriy approached the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Iryna Herashchenko and asked her to give the floor to “a very important announcement for the country”.
However, Herashchenko turned off the microphone, so Kupriy only managed to say that “President Poroshenko falsifies the elections through the CEC.”
“We see new faces and new principles of the so-called team. It is a pity that a team that claims to be new in politics starts out of chaos and scandal,” commented Herashchenko on the situation.
Later Kupriy explained that he had voiced a statement on the creation of an interfactional deputy alliance in support of the “next President Zelensky”.
“I submitted the relevant documents to the office for the Speaker. And tomorrow they have to announce it. I just have suspicions that they will not announce it, so it was necessary to loudly declare that they won’t get away with it,” said Kupriy.
He also noted that several “deputies had already joined this alliance,” but their names, or at least number, had not been named.
“I can’t name it. Because I am constantly in negotiations, and it (the number) is constantly increasing,” said Kupriy.
According to him, the goal of creating such an alliance is “to show society that there are people in Parliament who are not under the control of Petro Poroshenko, who is against the usurpation of power, against falsification.”
“And after the definitive victory of Zelensky, well, I think that the number of people (in the alliance) will increase significantly, and there will be a need of legislative initiatives. This could be the backbone of a future coalition,” said Kupriy.
When asked whether he knew Zelensky enough so he could trust him and express support, the People’s Deputy replied: “I don’t know him personally”.
“I know his team. I will say who I know personally because it hurts the negotiations. I (am familiar) not with the old politicians, but with a young team, with those people who were not in power,” Kupry added but also refused to name these people.