Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned. He said this during the testimony.
“I made the decision to resign the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Tuesday, April 12, the decision will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament)”, – quotes TASS.
“With the current day see their task was broader than the duties of the head of the government”, – quotes Yatseniuk’s “Ukrainian truth”.
Speaking about the reasons of his departure, Yatsenyuk stressed that the political crisis in the country was unleashed artificially, “the desire to change one person blinded politicians”, and “the government turned into mindless running on the spot”. However, he did not specify exactly what the politicians had in mind. He called as soon as possible to elect new government of Ukraine and to create a new constitutional majority in Parliament.
However, he stressed that the faction of political party “people’s front” in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine remains in the coalition. “The situation finally became achievable. In Parliament the majority coalition is restored. The new agreement builds on the objectives and principles of our Cabinet Ministers” – quoted Yatsenyuk “Interfax”.
He recalled that the parliamentary faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko”
nominated for the position of head of the government, the current speaker of the Verkhovna
Rada Volodymyr Groisman. “Doing everything for the stability and continuity of the course, declare
the decision to transfer duties and responsibilities of a Manager
the government of Ukraine”, – said the outgoing Prime Minister.
The expected resignation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk is one of the main political themes of the last weeks. She has been actively discussed since mid-February, when the Parliament declared unsatisfactory work of the government, but failed to send the Prime Minister to resign. Then the proposal has not received the required number of votes. After that, by law, the Parliament could submit to the vote the motion for dismissal of the government in September. However, Yatsenyuk could leave voluntarily.
In late March, the media reported that Yatsenyuk has announced to write a resignation, provided, however, that the two ministries – interior and justice – will continue to lead the representatives of the party “popular front” Arsen Avakov and Pavlo Petrenko.