The pro-president Our Ukraine Party demanded that the coalition partner – the Yulia Tymoshenko bloc – should stop vitriolic attacks on the head of state”, says a statement, circulated by the party presidium, according to Itar-Tass.

Pointing to Viktor Yushchenko’s services in holding the early elections to the legislature, his efforts to form a democratic coalition and the government with Tymoshenko at the head, the presidium of the Our Ukraine Party called on the Tymoshenko bloc “to play down emotions and to concentrate on effective work for the sake of Ukrainian people”.

The leadership of the pro-presidential party promised to take every effort “to ensure unity of the democratic coalition”.

Over the past few days, “confrontation between the president and the government has turned into an open hostile stage, and the information war is in progress for destruction”, claimed chairman of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence Anatoly Hrytsenko, representing the Our Ukraine Party. In the legislator’s opinion, “this confrontation weakens the country’s positions at the international level: at talks with Russia on gas and at talks with the EU and NATO”.

On Wednesday, the Tymoshenko bloc and the head of the presidential office bandied sharp statements, charging each other with serious miscalculations in work and non-observance of the coalition agreement.