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 Abromavicius not intends to return to government, Saakashvili says

Odesa Regional State Administration Head Mikheil Saakashvili said that according to the information known to him, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius had no intentions to return to the government.

He said this on the air of Shuster LIVE, Censor.NET reports.

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"The return of the prodigal sons of the Ukrainian government back to the Cabinet (Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pyvovarskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy Oleksii Pavlenko, Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili, and Information Policy Minister Yurii Stets - Ed.)... Aivaras will not return, I am keeping the track of these events," the official said.

Thus, Saakashvili commented on the information that Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pyvovarskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy Oleksii Pavlenko, Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili, and Information Policy Minister Yurii Stets have withdrawn their statements of resignation.

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It should be reminded that Aivaras Abromavicius announced the decision to resign Wednesday due to the lack of support and impediments to his team's efforts in implementation of reforms. He accused the MP Ihor Kononenko (Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction) in blocking the work of the Ministry. "I and my team have no desire to be a cover for blatant corruption, to be the puppets of those, who want to control public money just as the old regime did. These people have names, and I will voice one of these names. It is Ihor Kononenko. As representative of the political force that nominated me to the post of minister, he has contributed greatly to block my work and the work of the ministry last month," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.

 
 
 
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