RPR HAS INVITED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO A PUBLIC DEBATE ON THE REFORM AGENDA FOR UKRAINE

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There is more than a month and a half left to the presidential election day. However, it’s already obvious that: at the presidential campaign, instead of meaningful competition of the electoral programs, we can see a competition of manipulative political technologies.

And this complicates the conscious choice for citizens. Ukrainians face a difficult challenge: how to continue moving towards European Ukraine avoiding the traps of populism and the threat of revenge.

Coalition of NGOs the Reanimation Package of Reforms wants to help Ukrainians make informed decisions by drawing their attention to the content of electoral programs.

To this end, RPR has invited presidential candidates to participate in an open discussion on the reform agenda for Ukraine.

The purpose of the event is to publicly discuss the goals of reforms in the key areas of government policy with the presidential candidates. In particular, representatives of the public will present the proposals of the RPR Coalition on the priorities of reforms for Ukraine.

The candidates with the highest trust rating who have the pro-Ukrainian position in the war with Russia and whose political forces are represented in the Parliament are invited to participate in the discussion.

These are Petro Poroshenko, Yuliia Tymoshenko, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Anatolii Hrytsenko, Oleh Liashko, Andrii Sadovyi.

We hope that despite the tight schedule of the election campaign, the candidates will participate in the discussion themselves or, at least, delegate the representatives of their team.

What?                   Public discussion “Reforms Agenda for Ukraine” with the presidential candidates

When?                  February 27, from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm, in  Kyiv.

Where?                 To be informed to the registered participants of the event and accredited media.

To participate in the event, you must register by filling in a short online form by this link.

Deadline for registration is February 21.

The venue will be notified to each participant in separate letter by February 22 inclusive.

If you are a representative of the media, get accreditation by this link or by contacting us at:

0951532542 or yarineyy@gmail.com (Busol Yaryna, RPR Communications Manager).

Deadline for accreditation is February 26, 06:00 pm.

The venue will be notified to each accredited journalist in separate letter by February 26 inclusive.

Background information: RPR coalition is an association of 83 NGOs and several hundred experts established after the Revolution of Dignity. They all cooperate for the proper development and implementation of reforms.

RPR avoids political bias, party loyalty and affiliation with businesses in its activities. The coalition does not support any candidate participating in presidential or parliamentary election campaigns.

In order to promote the reforms, we are engaged in a dialog with all the political forces in power and the opposition which share RPR’s values and are ready to support the proposals of the civil society.

This event is held within the institution building program of the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law, with the financial support of Sweden.

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