The Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov says that remains his position despite the release of the faction «Batkivshchyna» parliamentary coalition and statements by its leader Yulia Tymoshenko about his recall from the government.
«At the request of the Prime Minister-the Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk I have to work in the government. Now is not the time to rock the state boat. I remember very well what ended after the Orange revolution, the conflict within the democratic forces, the conflict between Yushchenko and Tymoshenko came to power Yanukovych. We have no right to repeat that mistake,» wrote Zhdanov in his page on the social network Facebook on Wednesday 17th February.
The output of the «Fatherland» from the coalition, the Minister said that «the scenario underlying the political crisis, which in war can lead to the revenge of anti-Ukrainian forces or even to the loss of independence of Ukraine».
«I am against this scenario. As an active member of two maidans, entitled to your assessment,» he said.
Speaking about Tymoshenko’s statement about what the «Batkivschyna» recalled him from the government, Zhdanov said:
«I understand that professional complaints against me. On 15 February this year the relevant Verkhovna Rada Committee on family matters, youth policy, sports and tourism considered in detail the report on the activities of Minerologist in 2015 and unanimously recognized our work satisfactory.»
The Minister reminded that politicians today have to do with policy, and to work on specific tasks.
«With six months left until the summer Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro. For me personally, to ensure quality of preparation and participation of sportsmen of national teams of Ukraine in the Olympic and Paralympic games is a major responsibility and No. 1 priority,» wrote Zhdanov.
As reported, the leader of the «Batkivshchyna» Yulia Tymoshenko said that the faction out of the coalition. She noted that this decision was taken today morning at the meeting of the faction. According to Tymoshenko, yesterday during voting in the Verkhovna Rada to dismiss the government «occurred extraordinary events, when all secret becomes obvious». After that, Tymoshenko said that the faction «Batkivshchyna» Igor Zhdanov withdraws from the post of Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine.
Zhdanov is still working in the Cabinet. Reminded of the lessons of the Orange revolution 17.02.2016