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News

14 August 2019, 19:07

Herashchenko-Herasymov tandem stands for retention of veterans committee, opposing fusion of human rights and reintegration issues under one roof

(  Press Service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine )

I. Herashchenko and A. Herasymov spoke out against the liquidation of the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the establishment of a committee on human rights and reintegration of occupied territories

August 14. The First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, a representative of the European Solidarity political party Iryna Herashchenko together with a member of parliament Artur Herasymov attended the second meeting of the Preparatory parliamentary group and expressed their position on the formation and remits of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine committees.

"The European Solidarity party considers the elimination of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Affairs of Veterans, Combatants, ATO Participants and Disabled People categorically inadmissible," A. Herasymov emphasized and informed about numerous appeals from representatives of public associations, veterans and volunteer organizations as well as volunteer battalions that advocated retention of the relevant committee in the parliament of the ninth convocation.

Iryna Herashchenko and Artur Herasymov also opposed the creation of a unified Verkhovna Rada committee meant to cover both human rights issues and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Iryna Herashchenko reminded that the established Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine has been successfully functioning for the last five years.

In this regard, the politician proposed to set up a separate committee on reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to be headed by a representative of the mono-majority and coordinated with other Rada’s committees.

"The issue of reintegration of the occupied territories is an extremely important moment, and this committee should be monitored by the mono-majority, because the reintegration is the first and foremost issue for the executive power, while human rights is a broader humanitarian aspect, and the relevant separate committee must continue to work at the new parliament,” I. Herashchenko said.

In the course of the discussion on organizational issues of the Preparatory group, Iryna Herashchenko raised the issue of standing up staunchly for the use of the state language when discussing the agenda issues. Iryna Herashchenko put forward an initiative to mute the microphone to those who do not speak the state language. That move was backed by Dmytro Razumkov, the head of the Preparatory parliamentary group.

During the meeting, Artur Herasymov also called for presenting a programme in hand of the ruling party - such as a coalition agreement, for instance – in order to better understand the party’s positions on topical issues.