The former Deputy Prime Minister Roman Bezsmertny announced his intention to run for the presidency of Ukraine. He wrote this on his Facebook page.
"Yes, I am going to run for the presidency!... For 25 years in politics, I got tired of bringing cartridges to those who do not know how to shoot. There are decisions that must be made by me, and there are ones that we need to make together", - Bezsmertny wrote.
He is convinced that for the time being "Ukrainian politics is dead", it is necessary to "create everything from scratch" and eliminate the "mistake in value priorities" by putting people first.
According to the politician, now "the state and the society exist separately".
In 2005, Bezsmertny served as Deputy Prime Minister for administrative territorial reform.
In 2007-2008, he was deputy head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine.
From February 2010 to June 2011, he served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Belarus.
Until April 2016, Bezsmertny was a representative of Ukraine in the political subgroup of the Tripartite Contact Group for the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass.