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Yushchenko not to make submission to VR on Yekhanurov’s dismissal

26.05.2009 | 16:44

“There is nothing but a political attack..."

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has no intent to make any submission to the Verkhovna Rada concerning the dismissal of Yuri Yekhanurov as Defense Minister of Ukraine.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he claimed this speaking to a press conference in Korosten city of the Zhytomyr Oblast on Tuesday.

“No, I will not submit”, Victor Yushchenko said. According to him, “there is nothing but a political attack and a staff war”.

The President stressed that Yuri Yekhanurov has always sincerely worked in the Defense Ministry, he is a man of principle. Thus, the President believes, the attack on the Defense Minister under the pretext of any violations is illegal.

Victor Yushchenko stressed that the task of the Prime Minister is to have a government of “empty chairs, when all [Ministers] are acting, and one is solo”.

According to the President, it is impossible to build any mechanism of making state decisions, when they try to dismiss all the key Ministers.

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