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 SPF's Bilous unlikely to resign over Hroisman's criticism

The Head of Ukraine's State Property Fund (SPF) Ihor Bilous does not intend to resign after Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman slammed the work of his authority.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, he announced it after a Cabinet meeting in Kyiv on Wednesday.

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"It's clear that the prime minister is dissatisfied with the results. If I were him, I would be dissatisfied as well. I think we will still discuss the factors that actually led to this," Bilous said.

He added a briefing will be held on Dec. 8-9 to announce the details of the unsuccessful re-tender to privatize the Odesa Port Plant.

"We will prepare a report for the prime minister. We were also surprised by the outcome of the tender," the official stated.

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Earlier, Hroisman said at a cabinet meeting that the failed re-tender to sell 99.567 percent of shares of the Odesa Port Plant demonstrated the inability of the State Property Fund and its current leadership to effectively conduct privatization.

"The most recent tender to sell the Odesa Port Plant showed this agency [SPF - ed.] is unable to carry out privatization and efficiently manage state property," he said.

"I would dismiss all of you who manage the SPF today. If I had these powers," Hroisman said.

In turn, the State Property Fund press service stated not a single company had applied for taking part in the tender.
 
 
 
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