Our Ukraine ministers explain their resignation

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Oct 20 13:06:10 UTC 2006

13:30 19 October 2006

Our Ukraine ministers explain their resignation

Resigned ministers from the Our Ukraine bloc explain their decision by the
fact that representatives of the coalition have failed to implement
principles of National Unity Pact.  The decision to move to opposition was
made as a result of long negotiations, when it became understood that the
anti-crisis coalition was not going to implement Universal, leader of OU
faction Roman Bezsmertny told Thursday at the press conference. According
to Justice Minister Roman Zvarych, there are all grounds to state that
certain forces were cunning, when signed National Unity Pact in order to
get the post of Prime Minister and to form coalition government.

He noted that Universal does not provide for Ukraine's joining NATO Action
Plan, but Party of Regions assumed obligation to send a letter to Brussels
after forming the government. The letter was supposed to express Ukraine's
readiness to realize NATO Action Plan. The minister also declared that
Yanukovych's government does not take any steps to obtain WTO membership
for Ukraine, as well as to implement principles of the Pact concerning
language policy. Minister for Youth, Sport and Family affairs Yuri
Pavlenko underlined that the decision to resign was a logical sequel of OU
decision to move to opposition. He noted that opportunities to implement
National Unity Pact were not found during the negotiations.

Health Minister Yuri Polyachenko mentioned that the decision to resign did
not come easy to him, as he is not a member of Our Ukraine. Today I have
moral obligations to Our Ukraine, which nominated me for the ministerial
post on OU quota. This decision is final, he said.


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