Parliamentary faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» supports the readiness of the Deputy head of this faction Ihor Kononenko answer the law if confirmed the accusations, voiced in his address the Minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine aivaras abromavicius by the, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«The preliminary decision of the faction is that we support the step Kononenko, who personally petitioned the National anti-corruption Bureau to challenge the charges against him, and the willingness of the newspaper to answer under the law in the case (corresponding to the results of the investigation – ed)», — said the head of the faction Yuriy Lutsenko from the rostrum of the Parliament on Thursday.
He also noted that Abromavicius was invited to a meeting of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» on Thursday, but the Minister did not come, having referred that is on sick leave.
In addition, the parliamentary faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» called on the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the month to hold open competitions for leadership of 30 largest public enterprises.
«We demand from the Prime Minister within a month to hold open recruitment competitions for the top 30 state-owned enterprises, which are the main source of corruption in the country. The question around which the debate and which is at the root of the statement Abromavicius, must be decided by the head of the government within a month», — said the head of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Yuriy Lutsenko at the meeting of Parliament on Thursday morning.
Recall that on 3 February the Minister of economic development and trade Abromavicius said about the decision to resign. One of the main reasons he called the pressure and corrupt practices by the people’s Deputy from «Blok Petro Poroshenko» Igor Kononenko, whom the media also referred to as «financial guarantor» of the President of Ukraine.
Have resigned and the Vice Abromavicius.
Kononenko called emotional decision Abromavicius and considers it an attempt to absolve themselves of responsibility for failures in the work of the Ministry.
In the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings on application by the Minister of economic development.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk promised to protect the members of the Cabinet from the pressure, but noted that «resignation is to escape from the battlefield».
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Abromavicius and stated that he should remain at his post. The Minister took the time to think.
Ambassadors of European countries, USA and Canada and other countries also opposed the resignation of Abromavicius.
Recall that in late 2015 after a year and a half to work in the civil service have resigned: from the post of first Deputy Minister of infrastructure left , Vladimir his arm, and from the post of first Deputy head of the national Bank of Ukraine Alexander Pisaruk, and in January – the first Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development Ruslan Korzh. To all coming to the civil service worked in the business.
We will remind also that on September 18, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada did not support the resignation of the healthcare Minister Alexander Kvitashvili.
In December, the resignation of the Minister of infrastructure Andriy Pivovarsky. In January 2016 to leave the Cabinet decided and the Minister of agrarian policy and food Alex Pavlenko.
The parliamentary coalition is discussing changing the composition of the Cabinet.
The PPB supports the investigation of NABOO accusations of the head of MEDT in the address Kononenko 04.02.2016