The crucial bills were meant to boost the protection of minorities from discrimination and strengthening anti-corruption legislation – key components for fulfilling the EU’s action plan as part of the broader landmark Association Agreement that Ukraine is pursuing. 

While pro-government lawmakers persist in voicing their commitment to EU rapprochement, their voting patterns reveals a diametrically different value system. What matters is short term gain, funneling public money, or ensuring favorable reforms – not policymaking that has the nation’s future at heart.

Many in the Party of Regions are wealthy individuals who have no trouble obtaining visas to EU countries, making them just as mobile as their capital. They seek healthcare abroad because the system at home is unreliable and untrustworthy, and send their offspring to European boarding schools and universities for similar reasons. 

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