He said this today from the presidium of the Rada, Censor.NET informs.
"At the moment, there are 69,000 soldiers protecting independence of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area. Over the recent months, 18,000 military came to serve as contract soldiers. They demand responsibility from you and me," the president stressed.
"We owe to those who are at the front line. Today, we bring closure to the prolonged parliamentary crisis. We have been working idling. Ukraine is learning parliamentary democracy; the coalition reformatting is a routine process.
"I was forced to act as political moderator. I would like to sincerely thank Arsenii Petrovych and his Cabinet. The Cabinet's resignation is not a reason to paint it black. Yes, this government has lost the support of the Rada. But non of the Ukrainian Cabinets worked in such difficult conditions. I hope that the new Cabinet will work in much better conditions. We will have politically responsible Cabinet, with two factions that created the coalition bearing responsibility.
"Yesterday, the coalition offered me to propose the candidacy of Volodymyr Hroisman for the post of the prime minister. He is one of the regional center mayors, a top manager on decentralization reforms. It's not an easy job to head the parliament...
"Volodymyr Borysovych Hroisman is a politician of the new generation, and he will possibly become the youngest prime minister in the history of Ukraine. I ask you to elect the prime minister and support the composition of the government today," Poroshenko asked the deputies.
He also noted that the idea of technocratic Cabinet was not supported because many political forces were scared of responsibility.
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