Ukrainian Member of Parliament Mariana Bezuhla has been officially removed from the Servant of the People party, as confirmed by her own announcement on Facebook on February 6th.
According to New Voice of Ukraine, the decision came after Bezuhla submitted her resignation request, which was subsequently approved by the party's leader, Olena Shuliak.
In her announcement, Bezuhla offered a critique of her now former party, suggesting a resistance within its ranks to policy changes. Despite her criticism, she acknowledged the presence of many competent individuals and potential for significant development within the party, including potential in Shuliak herself.
However, Bezuhla lamented the current state of inertia and a lack of willingness from the leadership to advance.
Importantly, Bezuhla maintained her support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, praising his growth and leadership amidst the country's challenges. This expression of support comes in the wake of the Ukrainian parliament's failure to vote her out of her role as Deputy Chair of the Defense Committee earlier on the same day.
The background to Bezuhla's departure from the Servant of the People party traces back to her announcement on January 11th of her intention to resign, with her formal resignation request being processed the following day.
Her decision to leave the party was preceded by her public criticism of Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, marking a significant moment of dissent within the ranks of the ruling party.
This development reflects the ongoing political dynamics within Ukraine, highlighting internal debates and differing viewpoints on the country's direction and leadership amidst its broader challenges.