The head of the Odessa regional state administration (RSA) Mikheil Saakashvili, waiting for the reaction of the President of Ukraine on the statement of the head of the Ministry of economic development and trade (MEDT) of Aivaras Abromavicius and hopes for a new government and a new Prime Minister.
At a press conference in Odessa on Wednesday 3 February, Saakashvili expressed hope that the meeting of Abromavicius with the President Petro Poroshenko «a lot», reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
Saakashvili said that after the statement Abromavicius, where he accused MPs that they are trying to protect the interests of corruption, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that this flight from the battlefield.
«I want to say that is not the battlefield, the government is now. The government has turned into a swamp, into the swamp of corruption and swamp for reforms. Now it’s just not the government but the graveyard of all our reform endeavors,» he said.
«Aivaras not gone from the battlefield, and decided to get out of this swamp. Just as before this the Minister of brewer, as well as after some hesitation the Minister Pavlenko. Almost all the reformers left the government of Ukraine», — convinced the head of the Odessa regional state administration.
Saakashvili recalled that he was criticized deputies from different factions, including the «Block of Petro Poroshenko».
«We are dealing with ordinary dogovornaya. They all agree about something…. But none of these contracts will not be realized if these contracts are not like the notary to register the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Because taken separately, nor Kononenko, no Chekita, neither these international crooks who do not have any official authority to appoint the Directors and to remove Directors of state enterprises», — said the head of the Odessa regional state administration.
Saakashvili stressed that he Abromavicius «the last few months have demanded to remove the heads of the thieving companies».
He noted that the head of the Ministry sent a letter to Yatsenyuk, in which he asks to release from a post of the General Director of state enterprise «United mining and chemical company» Mr. Ruslan Nikolaevich «on the grounds that discovered the theft in OGK».
«The Prime Minister did not even bother to look at the statement of the Minister of economy, put it under the long cloth,» — said Saakashvili.
He also recalled that after the corruption scandal with the Deputy Nikolay Martynenko was the demand to change the leadership of the Odessa portside plant (OPZ).
«They not only changed Yatsenyuk, and at the end of December, after all the scandals presented Mr. the turning point is the head of the Supervisory Board, the person Martynenko on the order for merits to Ukraine», — said the head of the Odessa regional state administration.
Saakashvili believes that the European media did everything they could.
«But he did the main thing – he was not involved in this dogovornyak. And when a person is not involved, he can actually raise his voice. They thought that all will be silent, to leave quietly, because everyone has dirt and all its levers and stick. On Abromavicius is no compromising. We’re not compromising… to remain silent And I do not intend and will not,» he said.
The head of the Odessa regional state administration expressed the hope that after the report of the government of Yatsenyuk February 16 «new government, new Prime Minister who will immediately dismiss and sign all these many months of requests and resignations of thieves and crooks».
As reported, today, February 3, the Minister of economic development and trade aivaras abromavicius has decided to resign. The reason he called the blocking reforms. In this Abromavicius accuses the person of the President, one of the leaders of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Igor Kononenko.
The newspaper called the statement Abromavicius emotional and considers it an attempt to absolve themselves of responsibility for failures in the work of the Ministry.
The National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings on application by the Abromavicius. «On Wednesday, February 3rd, detectives NABOO started checking the facts announced by the Minister of economic development and trade Aivaras abromavicius about the possible interference in the work of the Ministry by first Deputy leader of the PPB faction Ihor Kononenko and some other deputies. Information entered into the Unified state register of pre-judicial investigations, preliminary legal qualification of the offence under article 364 (2) of the criminal code of Ukraine «Abuse of power or official position»», — stated in the message. In this regard, stated that Abromavicius will soon be invited to the NAB for interrogation as a witness on the facts about which he said during a press conference on 3 February 2016.
President Petro Poroshenko said that aivaras abromavicius must remain on a post of the Minister of economic development and trade, and is currently considering this proposal.
We will remind, Saakashvili is known for his constant criticism of the government Arseniy Yatsenyuk. In his opinion, «the Cabinet is headed by corruption Ukraine».
Saakashvili believes that «almost all» the reformers left the government 04.02.2016