Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk claims that he told President Petro Poroshenkothat he will have to form a new government, if you don’t like the current Prime Minister, but the inability to form new Cabinet will lead to early elections.
As reported on Friday, February 26, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk said in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
So, according to the Cabinet, responding to a reporter’s question, the head of Ukrainian government noted that the President said: «If I you not satisfied, you need to form a new government».
However, Yatseniuk said that the impossibility to form a new Cabinet of Ministers will lead to early elections.
«In the meantime, there will be no one who could perform our vital credit agreement with the International monetary Fund», — quotes Yatsenyuk, the press service of the government.
However, the Prime Minister stressed that the President «remains his partner.»
«We have a lot of time together took unpopular reform solutions. I respect that,» said Yatsenyuk.
He also noted, was never criticized by the presidential party, because it is more important «to preserve unity than to get a few percent of popularity». Also, according to Yatsenyuk, now the most important is the position of «Block of Petro Poroshenko»: «the Vast majority of the President’s party supported the vote of no confidence in me. Now I want to know whether they will support our further reforms. If so, we can work together to seek new partners for the coalition. For example, among 51 independent. In addition, I would see the coalition Lyashko«.
The head of Ukrainian government emphasized that he «paid the price» for the success of unpopular reforms.
«We need one or two more years until our economy starts to grow again, and become the tangible effects of reforms. In this situation, chasing popularity is a disaster», — said Yatsenyuk.
He also noted that his Cabinet has managed to deprive of influence on state enterprise Ukrainian oligarchs, including Dmytro Firtash: «We took them oil company «Ukrnafta». We raised taxes, we didn’t allow them to buy for a pittance a single state enterprise».
Recall, 16 January the Verkhovna Rada listened to the report of the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the government’s work in 2015, dismissed him, acknowledging that the work is not satisfactory, but during the vote of no confidence in the government has gained only 194 votes with the required 226. In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, in the next three weeks Yatsenyuk is to propose a new composition of the government either to resign, otherwise it will be considered the question of confidence in him personally.
February 17, faction «Batkivshchyna» announced its withdrawal from the coalition. In September 2015 the coalition left Radical party of Oleg Lyashko.
Without representatives «Samopomich», «the BYuT representatives» and «radicals» in the coalition «European Ukraine» will remain 217 deputies at the minimum required 226 members to form a majority.
On February 19 the first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy said that the parliamentary coalition remains more than 226 deputies, and therefore it exists.
First Deputy head of procedural Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Pavel Pynzenik said that legally the faction of the Radical party still resides in the composition of the parliamentary coalition.
The Prime Minister says that the necessary reformatting of the coalition and changes to the coalition agreement. Also Yatsenyuk is conducting talks on the future of the coalition with the leader of the «radical» Oleh Lyashko.
The leader of the BPP «Solidarity» Yury Lutsenko demands that Yatsenyuk has suggested the new government or gone.
Many politicians and experts talk about the inevitability of early parliamentary elections.
Yatsenyuk told Poroshenko, what threatens his removal from the post of Prime Minister 27.02.2016