Ukrainians continue to bombard the president with petitions
Ukrainians oppose compulsory vaccination / Photo: Collage: Today
On the website of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the number of petitions demanding to stop compulsory vaccination against coronavirus is growing, as this violates the rights and freedoms of citizens. In particular, it is noted that Ukrainians are deprived of the right to free movement and many have lost their jobs due to refusal to be vaccinated. This is discussed in the petitions posted on the website of the head of state.
Ukrainians are against vaccination, since, according to them, the freedom of will regarding their health, guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine, is violated.
In addition, the petition notes that according to Article 43 of the Law of Ukraine “Fundamentals of Ukrainian Legislation on Health Protection”, a patient who, in full civil capacity and realizes the significance of his actions and can lead them, has the right to refuse treatment.
The authors of the petition note that the Ukrainian government is aware of this and is using the following methods of coercion to vaccinate:
- Denial of the right to work – unvaccinated teachers, government officials, transport workers and others are severely blackmailed and driven to dismissal.
- Denial of the right to move – unvaccinated citizens of Ukraine are denied the right to move freely outside the region.
- Denial of the right to equal opportunities – 2 categories of privileged and unvaccinated citizens are introduced.
The petition also notes that against this background, bloggers who oppose vaccination are forced to convey information using the language of ciphers, otherwise they are blocked and turned off.
Also, Ukrainians are outraged that many citizens have contraindications for vaccination and, accordingly, cannot go to work without a certificate.
“Without a court decision, no one can oblige the citizens of Ukraine to reveal the secret of their state of health, they cannot blackmail them by dismissal, if they are not vaccinated, they cannot demand a certificate of vaccination,” the text of the appeal says.
Also, the president is asked to introduce criminal liability in the form of imprisonment for a term of 3 to 5 years for compulsory vaccination. The petition has already received the required number of votes and is under consideration.
There are already more than 10 vaccination petitions on the website of the head of state. The petition on the non-admission of compulsory testing collected more than 26 thousand votes received a response from the president. Zelenskiy responded to the petition, noting that the foundations of Ukrainian legislation on healthcare established the obligation of citizens not only to take care of their health and the health of their children, but also not to harm the health of other citizens, as well as to undergo preventive medical examinations and inoculations in cases provided for by law.
Also, the signatories believe that people should not be out of work because of the refusal to get vaccinated. They explain to the president that forced vaccinations are to blame. The collection of votes continues. For a month so far there are more than 6 thousand signatories.
Vaccination situation in Ukraine
Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, 8,207,903 people have been vaccinated, of which 8,207,901 people received one dose, 6,658,010 people were fully immunized and received two doses (two of them received one dose abroad).
A total of 14,865,911 vaccinations were carried out. 95% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 in the past week are unvaccinated. Over the past day, 226 587 Ukrainians have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
As of October 20, 18,912 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Ukraine. In total, the infection was confirmed in 2 679 185 people. Over the past day, 495 residents of Ukraine died from coronavirus (total – 61,843). It was possible to cure 2,344,799 infected people (7605 in the last day).