Yatseniuk invites Tymoshenko, Sadoviy and Liashko to coalition talks

13:45, 29 October 2014
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, while calling the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko and the president key allies in the formation of a ruling majority coalition, has invited Samopomich, Batkivshyna and the Radical Party to take part in coalition talks. 

Yatseniuk has described Poroshenko as a key ally / Photo by UNIAN

He said this during a meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday, an UNIAN correspondent has reported.

"Personally I consider the president a strategic partner in the implementation of changes in the country,” Yatseniuk said.

 “Responsibility for the fate of the state rests on the president and the party which holds first place in the parliamentary elections,"he said.

"[But] I also consider it necessary to invite to transparent and public talks on the formation of a coalition Yulia Tymoshenko and Batkivshyna, Samopomich, and the Radical Party, which were voted for by millions of Ukrainians," the prime minister said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, with the official counting of 98.01% of the votes in the parliamentary elections on 26 October, the Popular Front has 22.16% of the vote, the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko has 21.82%, the Samopomich Party has 11%, the Opposition Bloc has 9.36%, the Radical Party has 7.45%, and Batkivshyna has 5.68%. 

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