President’s Chief of staff Victor Baloha believes that Pm of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko keeps on deliberately provoking conflicts with President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

According to Baloha’s comments, forwarded to UNIAN by President’s press-office, announced at European forums about her desire to develop normal and constructive relations with the Head of State, in fact, Yulia Tymoshenko “does not omit any single opportunity to strain relations with V.Yushchenko”. In particular, on Monday the Prime Minister appointed a government session at 12.30, while she perfectly knew that a session of the National Security and Defense Council was scheduled for 13.30 of the same day, V.Baloha stressed.

“Thus, for Brussels, she voices rhetoric of peace and harmony, and for the country – a permanent resistance within frames of the presidential campaign that has already started”, V.Baloha said.

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Besides, he pointed out to the fact that the Prime Minister abstained from taking part in celebration of the 1020th anniversary of the Kyiv Rus Orthodox Baptism. According to V.Baloha, Yulia Tymoshenko explained her absence with different reasons: at first, she said she fell ill, than she spoke about other important reasons, after that – about vacation.

“Probably, the matter is that the head of government is not Orthodox, but practices another faith, for instance, Shintoism or Buddhism”, V.Baloha noted.