Yatsenyuk ready to give Groysman premiership under certain conditions – media

14:41, 18 March 2016
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is ready to step down in favor of the current Verkhovna Rada Speaker, Volodymyr Groysman if the People's Front party gets an acceptable quota in government, according to several informed sources in the different factions of the coalition, Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda has reported.


At the moment, there is no Yatsenyuk's letter of resignation, and he will not officially say anything until the end of negotiations, the report says.

According to the newspaper sources, the People's Front wants to lead the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, as well as to appoint Andriy Parubiy a Speaker. The prime minister's team also wants to lead the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Infrastructure.

Read alsoPoroshenko hopes political crisis to be overcome before late MarchThe sources of the edition point out that serious dispute will arise around the top posts at the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Infrastructure because Poroshenko's team has serious ambitions regarding these agencies.

The sources added that Groysman had already started negotiations with Batkivschyna faction and the Radical Party regarding the conditions to secure support for his nomination.

In particular, the Radical Party would have an opportunity to offer its head of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

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