Dnipropetrovsk. The Civic Sector
The city’s civic organisations have launched The Civic Sector, a movement uniting the concerned, active citizens, whose ambition is to develop a new society. They represent the interests of non-partisan individuals, who are sick and tired of the oligarchy.
One of the most urgent tasks as defined by the Dnipropetrovsk civic organisations is lustration, which is perceived not only as a sort of cleansing, but also as a stage preparation of the cadre pool, whose most viable representatives could later be chosen for manning vacant posts. The absence of a law on lustration obstructs the completion of the defined missions. The “lustration form” is a key document, developed by the Civic Sector. The lustration criteria are adopted by local initiatives in other regions of Ukraine.
Representatives of the public are always in opposition to any government. They exercise control over the government. The Civic Sector aspires to shape public opinion and society as a whole.
The Civic Sector’s stand on separatism
Dialogue is the only possible means of resolving the problem. In our opinion, X-day, when the threat of war was a real one, has passed. Separatism is a mercenary attitude, a sentiment cherished by the criminal regime which robbed the people and instilled mercenary thinking into the impoverished masses. This is no separatism, but food riots which break out when the people demand better living standards.
Maidan became a turning point in people’s consciousness, and we paid a high price for it. If an information war is waged against us, we must join the fight and respond in kind. But it is thanks to figures like Putin and Yanukovych that society has displayed unprecedented unity, and patriotic spirit is soaring. The Crimea will eventually return to Ukraine as the ‘national Crimean Tatar autonomy’.