Despite all the difficulties and economic crisis, the war and the actual start of the election campaign in 2018 in Ukraine there were many victories, both domestic and foreign policy arena. The improvements in 2018 – in the article 24 of the channel.
A major achievement of historical proportions rightly can be considered one of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autocephaly. A few years ago nobody in Ukraine could not sign on for this dream.
We will remind, on April 19, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on the appeal of the President of Petro Poroshenko to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the granting of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Subsequently, the Ecumenical Patriarchate began the procedures necessary for granting autocephaly of the UOC. The Council of bishops in Istanbul on 2 September, the bishops considered the question of granting autocephaly to the churches that ask.
Finally regarding the Ukrainian Church restored historical justice
On 11 October, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul adopted a decision on the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
On November 29 the Synod of bishops of the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved the draft Charter for the future of the Ukrainian Church. It was also decided on the text of the Tomos, however it will manifest after the unification of the Cathedral. During the Unification of the Cathedral, which will be held on December 15 at St. Sophia’s Cathedral, to elect the Primate of the Autocephalous Local Orthodox Church and approve its Charter.
This very nervously reacted to Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church. In particular, the Russian Orthodox Church in Minsk gathered a Synod, which announced the suspension of the Eucharistic communion with the Church of Constantinople.
According to the Director of the analytical center “Politics” Nicholas Daviduk, in Russia the agony. And in Moscow, looking for a plan to disrupt the provision of Ukrainian Church autocephaly. Or undermine its credibility. The Kremlin did not expect that the Empire will give this a crack. Russia wanted to lead Constantinople.
Russia instead to lead the entire Orthodox world (it’s a dream of Cyril), lost even at home. Now lose Ukraine. They almost went to direct blackmail of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, provoked him. But all in vain,
According to the Director of the situations modeling Agency Vitaliy Bala, the decision to Tomos – the first steps in the restoration of historical justice. Because for centuries, Russia has created lots of myths with a view to attribute someone else’s history, faith and culture – our, Ukrainian.
Through Ukraine, the Russian Orthodox Church is the largest Orthodox Church. As soon as the unification of the Ukrainian churches, then our Church will be the largest in the world. Because Russia consists of fifteen Federal districts. There besides Christianity, there are many other faiths
– said Vitaly Bala.
2. The law on language
On 4 October the Verkhovna Rada after heated debate, adopted in the first reading the law on ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language. The new law provides for the establishment of the Commissioner for the protection of the state language. Functions of the Commissioner will be the protection of the Ukrainian language as an element of the constitutional order and protection of the right of citizens to receive the state language information and services in all spheres of public life throughout the country.
Ukrainian language – the key to statehood
MPs propose to introduce administrative responsibility for violation of legislation in the sphere of using state language. In addition, there is a criminal responsibility for “public humiliation and disregard for the state language”. It will be similar to the one provided for the public desecration of the national flag, emblem, anthem. Violators face a fine of 850 UAH, or arrest up to 6 months or imprisonment for the term up to 3 years.
As you know, in 2014, after the revolution of dignity, the Parliament voted for the abolition of the controversial law of the ex-regionals “Kivalov-Kolesnichenko”. But the then acting President Oleksandr Turchynov refused to sign the decision, explaining that such a position need for the preparation and adoption of the new law. Until 28 February 2018, the constitutional court recognised the law “On principles of state language policy” unconstitutional because of a violation of its enactment.
3. Healthcare reform
Since the beginning of 2018 earned healthcare reform, which includes four stages. During the year the primary companies of rendering of medical aid should complete the reorganization of public institutions in communal non-profit enterprise. Bringing family doctors will receive a salary according to the number of patients. Therefore, doctors raise the quality of their services, otherwise the patient can change it. The patient enters into a contract for the provision of medical services.
The Ministry of health plan for each patient’s family doctor to be assessed 370 hryvnias. For small children and older people will pay twice as much. But not all of this amount will go to the doctor. Provides a guaranteed package of services and medicines at the expense of the state budget for the citizens of Ukraine.
To medical reform has issues, but gradually she begins to act
Appear doctors Popy. They conclude with the patients of the Declaration on the provision of health services and (at the request of patients) contracts to provide additional paid medical services. Get MoH license for a private medical practice in family medicine or Pediatrics.
Due to the state will pay for emergency, primary and palliative care. Another innovation is the redesign of funding is the cost of “bed space” will now use the principle of “money follows the patient”.
Foreign policy successes
1. Ukraine’s withdrawal from CIS
April 12, Petro Poroshenko proposed to prepare proposals jointly with the Cabinet of Ministers about the official termination of Ukraine’s participation in CIS. As you know, a key role in the CIS is Russia. De facto Ukraine since 2014 ceased to participate in the work of the authority. Ukraine party 75% of interstate agreements within the CIS. But the majority of these treaties do not apply because of the actions of Russia, which has applied sanctions against Ukraine. Therefore, the CIS for us has already lost any value and value.
CIS – goodbye
This is another political signal to the West that Ukraine out of the zone of influence of Russia makes geopolitical u-turn and continued European integration. This will contribute to more active rapprochement with the West, European integration and accession to NATO.
2. Termination of Treaty of friendship with Russia
On 17 September the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the termination of the Treaty of friendship with Russia in the next 10 years. On December 6 the Verkhovna Rada endorsed the draft law on the termination of the Agreement on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
In the fifth year of war with Russia Ukraine broke the agreement on “friendship” with the aggressor
However, according to the expert Peter oleschuk, this is not a complete rupture of relations with Russia.
Complete rupture of relations with Russia will be the termination of diplomatic relations, not to mention official Declaration of war. And the ending of the Treaty of friendship, we just avoid the schizophrenic situation, at the same time when Ukraine is at war with Russia, and has with her “friendship.” Objectively, the agreement was terminated in March 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimea and then occupied part of Donbass. And violated the Treaty,
– the political scientist Peter oleschuk.
3. Providing Ukraine with anti-tank systems “javelin” and the other American aid
In may, Ukraine received 210 missiles by 37 anti-tank systems “javelin” (ATRA). Experts consider it a victory, a sign of support for our position is the strongest country in the world and unity in the fight against the Russian aggressor. According to military expert Oleg Zhdanov, it will make it possible to equip only one team. So count on a radical change at the front is not necessary. This is possible if ATRA will be directly at the front.
Trump has provided Ukraine with “Javelin” and promises another lethal weapon
On the other hand, military experts say the withdrawal of Pro-Russian rebels heavy equipment deep into the occupied territories. In addition, experts point out: the US will constantly put pressure on Russia and increase power, respectively, can provide Ukraine and other lethal weapons. Especially after the escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in the Azov sea.
We can get anti-aircraft missiles (MANPADS) from USA. Something like “Stingers” (portable anti-aircraft missile complex of a class “earth-air” with infrared homing head, – “24”), which the US has used in his time in Afghanistan
– said Zhdanov.
Military expert Mikhail Zhirokhov remarks: Ukraine needs, in particular, combat helicopters, air defense systems and Navy. Independently in these areas we can’t handle.
As stated by the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine and USA continue negotiations on deliveries of new units of military equipment. December 12 the President of the United States Donald trump signed the law on the U.S. defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which allocated $ 350 million in military assistance to Ukraine, including lethal weapons.