Bohdan Yaremenko: Citizens should become conscious, active, understand their role and the opportunities to influence the authorities

Bohdan Yaremenko: Citizens should become conscious, active, understand their role and the opportunities to influence the authorities

14 June 2017, 13:27 Роздрукувати

The Head of Kyiv city organization of the party “Ukrainian Association of Patriots – UKROP”, Chairman of the Board of Maidan of Foreign Affairs Fund Bohdan Yaremenko has expressed this conviction on the air of “Kyiv” TV channel.

 “We should understand that we cannot raise the economy and lead the country out of the ruins with revolutions only. Therefore we should start acting by legal and political means, changing the power and the system of social organization in the country, and boosting the economy. So we should be demanding and intolerant to any abuse of power, but we cannot rely only on the revolutions. If the authorities are unable to cope with the task – we should change it. This is an issue for us. But firstly we should stop being tolerant to everything that does not comply with our morality and the law,” stressed Bohdan Yaremenko.

According to the UKROP member, people should take responsibility for the control over the authorities and act in a constructive way, as required by law.

“Now there is an opportunity to control expenditures of the local authorities, as there is a law that allows to do it. So we should do it. Of course nothing happens by itself. If you don’t want to join a party, then go to public associations or social movements. Citizens should become conscious, active, understand their role and the opportunities to influence the authorities and set a goal – to change power, but not only to outrage that it’s wrong,” concluded Bogdan Yaremenko.

He also stressed that for himself he had chosen membership in the UKROP party in order to work and make changes in the country.