The U.S. state Department urged the Ukrainian authorities to put aside personal interests, overcome differences and to continue the reforms. Thus the United States reacted to the resignation of the Minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine of Aivaras of Abromavicius, reports Voice of America.
«We have seen reports on the resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius. It is important to note, he has carried out important reforms for Ukraine. He and his team were successful in implementing difficult but necessary reforms aimed at stabilizing the economy, eradication of corruption and compliance of Ukraine with the requirements of the IMF programme. We hope that after his resignation, these efforts will continue,» said a spokesman for the State Department of the USA John Kirby.
Minister Abromavicius at the state Department called a professional who puts the interests of Ukrainians more than their own.
«The future of Ukraine, so that it is stable and wealthy, requires consistent efforts of a wide team of people who work together. Dedicated professionals like him who put the interests of Ukrainian citizens above their personal,» said Kirby.
The state Department spokesman also described the conditions under which Ukraine can count on U.S. support.
«It is important that Ukrainian leaders overcame the odds, put behind their personal interests that have plagued the country for decades, and continued these reforms. Only by doing this, they can count on the continued support of the United States,» added Kirby.
Earlier, the ambassadors of European countries, USA and Canada opposed the resignation of Abromavicius. U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has even called him a «champion for reform».
On 3 February the Minister of economic development and trade aivaras abromavicius announced his decision to resign. One of the main reasons he called the pressure and corruption with stroynadzor the Deputy from «Blok Petro Poroshenko» Igor Kononenko.
On 3 February the Minister of economic development and trade aivaras abromavicius announced his 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.
Abromavicius deputies also resigned.
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 has 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 at the thought.
At the end of 2015 after a year and a half to work in the civil service to resign 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, All prior to his appointment he 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 U.S. state Department urged the Ukrainian authorities to overcome their differences 04.02.2016