The founder and Chairman of the Federal political Committee of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky began collecting signatures for Russia’s withdrawal from military conflicts. Action announced in the presidential campaign, reports “Interfax” on Monday, June 19.
“Yavlinsky came to Ryazan, to launch the nationwide campaign “Time to go home””, — said the head of the press service of the “Yabloko” Igor Yakovlev. According to him, the beginning of collection of signatures the party announced in 50 Russian cities.
It acts with the requirement to stop to allocate Federal funds “on the foreign policy ambitions and adventures, including the war in Syria.” During the meeting with the residents of Ryazan Yavlinsky cited data according to which the Russian authorities for a year and a half spent on military actions in the middle East about 100 billion rubles.
“It’s 12 annual budgets of the Ryazan region, 12 years of life in a big semi — million city,” he said. The founder of the “Yabloko” also focused on how much Russia has lost money because of the sanctions. According to his estimates, this amount is estimated at 9.5 trillion rubles.
June 15 during a straight line President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s losses from sanctions amounted to 50-52 billion dollars. However, the country that triggered the imposition of restrictions, has lost about 100 billion, he said.
In late March, Yavlinsky proposes to change the electoral law. In particular, to oblige all candidates for the presidency to engage in “lengthy and substantive” debates.
The founder of “Yabloko” declared presidential ambitions in February this year. In addition to his intention to participate in elections already declared by the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and opposition leader Alexei Navalny.