Moroz wants to “destroy” Tymoshenko

13:04, 12 May 2008
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“We should not allow that the “raids” of PM Yulia Tymoshenko be successful..."

Socialist Party member Valentyna Semeniuk-Samsonenko cannot leave Kyiv at present as she wants to hamper the Cabinet of Ministers to “successfully grab” the State Property Fund of Ukraine. Socialist Party leader Oleksander Moroz claimed this to a news conference in Symferopol, explaining why V.Semeniuk-Samsonenko did not accompany him on his visit to Crimea.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, O.Moroz stressed: “we should not allow that the “raids” of PM Yulia Tymoshenko be successful”.

“At present Valentyna Petrivna [Semeniuk-Samsonenko - UNIAN] – cannot leave Kyiv. Considering the Cabinet of Ministers’ raids upon the State Property Fund, she must constantly stay at her workplace, because, in fact, this is a case of a state importance”, the SPU leader claimed.

He is confident that all Tymoshenko’s attempts to seize SPFU are unconstitutional.

He also expressed a hope that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko will be able to introduce order into the situation with the State Property Fund of Ukraine. “I hope, the order will be introduced, this way or other. We also hope that the parliament will make the necessary steps, and authorities, including the President, will establish what happens”, O.Moroz said.

Asked what measures will be taken by SPU and its political partners, if the opponents will succeed to win the situation with the SPFU head, O.Moroz joked: “We will destroy them”. “I exaggerate”, he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 6 of the current year, the government decided to remove Valentyna Semeniuk-Samsonenko from post of State Property Fund chief.

However, as early as on 7 February, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko suspended the government’s decree on removal V.Semeniuk-Samsonenko from the SPFU chief post.

On April 24, the Okruzhny administrative court of Kyiv ruled to suspend the President’s decree concerning V.Semeniuk-Samsonenko, and suspended all decrees of V.Semeniuk-Samsonenko concerning the cancellation of the Odessa Pre-Port Plant privatization.

On April 25, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko installed Andriy Portnov as new chief of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. This time the Prosecutor-General’s Office intervened, canceling Semeniuk’s suspension by Tymoshenko. In response, the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc threatened to launch a no-confidence motion against Prosecutor-General Oleksandr Medvedko in parliament.

Speaking at a talk-show on Inter TV, Semeniuk said that she would not go until parliament replaced her. Semeniuk knows that parliament will not do that any time soon, as the biggest caucus in it, the opposition Party of Regions, will hardly back Tymoshenko in her dispute with Yushchenko.

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