Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk said in an interview with the Ukrainian TV channels, Censor.NET reports.
"The coalition was formed with difficulties. One of the coalition factions - the Batkivshchyna one - was initially in opposition to it. This parliamentary coalition has managed to take a number of bills vital for the country.... However, the politicians began thinking about the next elections. They realized that their ratings had increased and strived for reelection. The ratings of the government and the president, those who are actually doing something, are decreasing, while those, who criticize them, have their ratings growing. This led to hysteria over the government resignation. The resignation of the Cabinet entails the formation of a new government or early parliamentary elections. But have anyone heard, what the composition of Cabinet would be? What would it be able to do better than the current one? The plan was the following: to dismiss the government and demand early elections. But it will be a full political and economic destabilization. It will make direct impact on the hryvnia exchange rate," he said.
According to Yatseniuk, the ratings of current prime ministers, engaged in implementation of reforms, are rarely high.
In addition, Yatseniuk spoke about his relationship with President Petro Poroshenko.
"We meet with Poroshenko almost every day. I described him all these scenarios. We have an action plan. In his statement, the president did not call on to dismiss the Cabinet but to reformat it. It was me, who proposed the parliament to pass a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet. A number of MPs realized the risks the country was facing as they voted. Other lawmakers just did not want to run in the early elections," Yatseniuk said speaking on the results of voting on the no-confidence motion against the government.
At the same time, he noted that it would be advantageous for him personally if Rada had dismissed him. However, it would be disastrous for the country.
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