The head of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili believes that Ukraine is not profitable to cooperate with the International monetary Fund (IMF).
«For us the ideal situation that the IMF was never there. From Georgia we derived the IMF in a year. Got rid of, thank God for that», — he told on air of radio «Era» on Monday, February 15, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
The head of regional administration noted that, in his opinion, the IMF constantly monitors the actions of the government and negatively affects them.
«The IMF – he as a surgeon. And when you’re on the finger needs a band-aid, he says, why the dressing – come on you the whole hand cut off, why bother, not going to risk», — Saakashvili said.
The head of the Odessa regional state administration, Saakashvili hopes that the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» in the Verkhovna Rada decides to send the government in resignation following the meeting on Monday 15 February.
«I very much hope that at the meeting of the presidential party they all find strength in themselves to support the government and send the government in resignation led by the Prime Minister in full», — Saakashvili said.
He noted that the objective reason for this decision is the situation in the country.
«The economy in Ukraine has decreased twice», — said the head of the Odessa regional administration.
«You can and should change the government from time to time, especially when the country is moving in the right direction,» Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili also said that he was unwilling to take a position in the Cabinet, but wants to change the political system in Ukraine.
«My ambitions are much more than government post. I have a goal to change the political class and the rules of the game. Premiers in Ukraine will be very much in the following years, the government will change often, it is my prediction. But the people who will change the rules of the political game, it will be very short,» he said, asked the host if he’ll agree to become Prime Minister of Ukraine under certain conditions.
The head of the Odessa regional state administration added that it also intends to introduce new people to bureaucratic positions and give way to young in politics.
«My goal is the existing elite to replace new,» he said.
Summarizing his response, Saakashvili noted that he was interested to stay in power, if in Ukraine will change the political system.
Tonight while Saakashvili gave an interview to the radio «Era», the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» at the meeting acknowledged the work of the government under the leadership of Arseniy Yatsenyuk unsatisfactory and decided to collect signatures for no-confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers.
We note that recently the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on preventing and combating corruption Yegor Sobolev (faction «Samopomich») said that he shared the opinion of the managing Director of the International monetary Fund Christine Lagarde about the threat of granting Ukraine the next tranche of the IMF due to slippage the anti-corruption work in the country. He noted that the long warned the international partners of Ukraine: «don’t give us money until they (officials-corrupt officials) steal. It’s crazy. You give an alcoholic alcohol!».
Additionally, on February 12 the head of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Yuriy Lutsenko expressed the view that some MPs out of the faction because of their ambitions and interests, and someone wants to get in yet to be constituted, the party head of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili.
Saakashvili spoke about his ambitions, the benefits of a change of government and the dangers of the IMF 16.02.2016