Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko calls statements about break-up of the Democratic Coalition a provocation. She announced answering the journalists’ questions at a press conference on Thursday, according to the government’s press-office. “As regards statements of two deputies who say they have left the Democratic Coalition I want to say that it is pure provocation,” Yulia Tymoshenko emphasized.

She noted that the Coalition is formed not by separate deputies but by the parliamentary factions. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, today the Coalition comprises 228 people’s deputies “and no provocation actions change the Democratic Coalition’s composition until one of the factions adopts a decision on leaving the Coalition and those papers written by two strange deputies from legal point of view are useless and won’t be taken into legal consideration”.

Yulia Tymoshenko is also confident that there are no legal grounds today for holding pre-term parliamentary elections. “The Democratic Coalition of 228 deputies exist, the Government operates with good economic showings and I see no constitutional, no some other grounds for snap elections,’ the PM of Ukraine stated.