Ukrainian trade unions demand resignation of official who proposed that the poor be sterilized

26.06.2020, Kiew.

The trade unions of Ukraine demanded the resignation of Galina Tretyakova, the Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans’ Rights. This appeal was published on the website of the Ukrainian Federation of Trade Unions on June 24.

Members of the organization were outraged by Tretyakova’s speech, in which she allowed for the possibility of sterilizing unemployed people who receive social assistance from the state. The trade unions believe that her statements violate the norms of parliamentary ethics, and demand that the official be removed from office.

Previosly, Tretyakova said that children born into poor families are of “poor quality,” later they also become a burden on the state, while speaking at a conference at the Kiev School of Economics.

The politician noted the UK and Singapore as positive examples of solving problems with poverty. Tretyakova referred to a British lord who proposed to sterilize all those who receive social benefits, as well as to the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, who sterilized women without a higher education.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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