Country (Ukraine): why Parliament refused to call the Soviet Union the aggressor in the Second world war

The Verkhovna Rada failed vote for an appeal to the parliaments of other countries, international organizations and their parliamentary assemblies on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of world war II in Europe.

Predetermined failure failure to vote almost half of the faction “people’s Servants” (SN), a component of monopolist in Parliament. Despite the fact that the project came from the “bosom” of the Pro-presidential faction. Add to the required number of votes on other parliamentary associations failed.

But the events continue to develop no less interesting. A number of deputies from SN publicly apologized for the fact that the appeal failed to take. While others rejoiced that the resolution could not be adopted.

What says is the polar divisions, understood the “Country”.

On their own initiative

In the project handling contain calls to honor the memory of all those killed in the war, fighters against Nazism and its victims, as well as today to oppose any attempts to revive totalitarian ideologies and discrimination “on racial, ethnic and gender”, to strengthen interstate cooperation for the approval of “the rule of law, security, peace and prosperity on the European continent security.”

However, cheese-boron flared because of the preamble, in which the USSR is actually equivalent to Nazi Germany (although these States are not directly named).

In fact, repeated ideological formula imposed by the Ukrainian Institute of national memory since the days of President Petro Poroshenko, about totalitarian regimes, “because of the conspiracy which broke out the Second world war” and “Imperial ambitions” which humanity paid a “very high price”.

And now this total victory wants to assign Russia “with the aim cynical justification of its current aggressive policy of masking… disregard for international law and human rights violations inside the country and in the temporarily occupied territories of sovereign States in Europe, including Ukraine”.

The card project the initiator specified by the head of the parliamentary Committee on foreign Affairs and inter-parliamentary cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko (SN). The Secretary of the Committee Salome Bobrovskaya (“Voice”) wrote on his Facebook page that the treatment product only “Servants of the people”, which did not involve working on the text “the Voice” and “European solidarity” of Petro Poroshenko (EU).

Therefore, the text of the representatives of these factions seemed too soft towards Russia.

“This text wrote only “public servants” in our Committee. No edits “Voices,” n changes “European solidarity” about Stalin’s role in the outbreak of the Second world war, the occupation of the Baltic States, Poland, Finland, Western Ukraine they mention failed. Failed to even mention the Budapest Memorandum and permanent members of the Russian Federation in the UN security Council,” insists the Deputy Bobrovskaya (“Voice”).

However, despite the dissatisfaction of the two groups, the project decided to support.

At the same time, harsh criticism of the bill was voiced on the part of deputies from “public Servants” and “from Applatform”.

The people’s Deputy Maxim Buzhansky on the eve of voting directly urged his colleagues in the faction do not press button “in”.

“Colleagues, I ask you not to vote for the holds to the 75 anniversary of the Victory. This is a slap in the face to all veterans and all who fought against Nazism,” — he wrote in the telegram channel.

In the end, the project got only 200 votes, of which SN gave only 128 m (248). At the expense of other factions (and voted “European solidarity” and “the Voice”) to cover such shortfall has failed.

Buzhansky right during the voting in the hall, together with his colleague in the faction, Yevgeniy Shevchenko called “public servants” not to support the project. He campaigned in the intra-faction correspondence.

“I wrote that after the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany is not such a statement to make, and there is no need to tie current actions of Russia to the events 75 years ago,” he brought the arguments.

According to him, most of the faction members were on their side. Argued is that a colleague of Marina Bardin.

“If it was not “our” project, generally would gather 30 votes. Someone’s hard to vote against for this reason,” he explains the motive of those who supported the appeal.

The member of fraction of SN Nikita Poturaev was dissatisfied with the results of the vote. In any case, on his Facebook page he wrote: “On the failure of the vote for the resolution regarding the end of the War in Europe 1939-1945. Ashamed. I’m sorry.”

His regret at the comments shared like-minded people in the faction, including a dispute with Buganski Deputy Bardin.

Underlying processes

The fact that in the fraction of SN are ideologically different people — it is no secret as the fact that the party itself has no clear ideology and clear answers to a society divided by issues like the country’s past and languages.

The vote for conversion was further confirmation of the well-known fact.

“Faction “Servants of the people” is a struggle for ideological supremacy between the conventional Buzanskiy and Pomoravie. Today situational prevailed the first group. However, it is significant that to vote “against” decided only a few people. And so — either abstained or did not vote at all. People willing to defend their position, is not enough. Fraction is in the inertia of the previous cycle of Petro Poroshenko”, — said political analyst Ruslan Bortnik.

However, he doubts that the ideological rift will go into the actual split, they say, is not the main contradiction for the faction, divided into groups of oligarchs and the West.

Does not consider the vote a result of centrifugal tendencies and initiator of the project Merezhko.

“Just in one faction there are different points of view on policy issues and history. This is normal. We can say that this reflects the existence of different views and opinions in society. In my opinion, the text of the resolution was fairly balanced and in some sense even a compromise. This kind of decision should reflect the public consensus and not lead to excessive political polarization in society,” — he said “Country”.

As hinted interlocutor of the edition at a fraction of the SN played a role and the lack of clear guidelines from the Office of the President, so focused on his “swamp” faction in General prefer to shy away from voting.

But you can’t ignore the fact that monopolist SN less evident in the session hall. And the failure of the controversial treatment on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory can still be attributed to ideological differences (as well as the relatively small number of deputies from the faction of the President that has voted to ban Russian social networks — 189).

But the fact that SN the last time do not pull yourself more important vote, for example, “andikalovsky” the law and turns for help to the other factions, said that the issue of fragmentation is much more serious and one day she may become intractable for the Office of the President.