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 Radical Party quits coalition

The faction of the Radical Party has announced its pulling out from the coalition.

Such a statement was made by the leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada, Censor.NET reports. The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Valerii Voshchevskyi, representing the "radicals" in the government, also announced his resignation.

The reason is yesterday's support of constitutional amendments voted by the coalition in the first reading by the Opposition Bloc.

Read more: Verkhovna Rada supports amendments to Constitution in first reading

"This is an anti-Ukrainian betrayal - voting together with the Kremlin's criminal bloc for amendments to the Constitution. It is actually formation of a new parliamentary coalition including the Poroshenko Bloc, People's Front, Opposition, and in fact Moscow's, Bloc, and oligarchic groups," Liashko said.

"Our pulling out from the coalition does not mean it ceases to exist, since it still has a sufficient number of MPs to pass laws," he said.

According to Liashko, the Parliament's walls saw yesterday a bloody tragedy, organized by special services and intended to defame Ukraine's patriotic political forces, which did not support the amendments "written in the Kremlin."

Read more: Militants dissatisfied with amendments to Constitution: "They contradict Minsk agreements"

Liashko also says that his faction is out to further oppose the current government.

In this regard, Liashko states that his political force asks the president, government, and parliamentary majority to bring the issue of "special status of the Donbas" up for public discussion, which should be held along with the local elections.

He also demands to immediately find the organizers of yesterday's "anti-Ukrainian provocation."
 
 
 
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