President of Ukraine

President: Big business should not "buy" deputies, distort information in their media and force employees to vote for a certain candidate

26 November 2021 - 16:02

President: Big business should not

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that he does not intend to fight big business in Ukraine, but the oligarchs should not blackmail society and the Ukrainian people. He stated this during a press marathon "30 questions to the President of Ukraine".

"We live in a free country, and you should not influence people's opinion because you have something. For example, you have control over a large number of people due to a large number of enterprises, but you cannot tell them to vote for this or that person and give them a salary for that or delay the payment of this salary,” the President said.

The President stressed that big business has no right to "buy" people's deputies. Also, in his opinion, it is inadmissible for oligarchs to finance certain protests or to spread subjective or distorted information in the controlled media.

"You have no right to blackmail society, to blackmail the people of Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, referring to the influence of oligarchs on political processes in the country.

At the same time, he noted that there are many big businessmen in Ukraine who do not seek to influence politics. In his opinion, business representatives should talk to the state about certain incentives for the development of their enterprises and industries in general.

"Create jobs - the state is very interested in that. Because it is very difficult to attract international investments in the country, but there are domestic investments, there is money, it is necessary to reinvest it," the President said.