Tymoshenko did not allow Baloha's people to be present at gov't session

11:20, 10 September 2008
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Bernazyuk was asked to go

Yan Bernazyuk, chief of the service for relations between the parliament and government of Ukraine at the Presidential Secretariat, claims that today representatives of the Presidential Secretariat, including him personally, were not allowed to attend the session of government.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Yan Bernazyuk claimed this to journalists at the entrance to the government’s session hall after today.

He stressed that the Secretariat fulfilled all the necessary procedures, in particular, it sent a respective letter signed by President’s Chief of Staff Victor Baloha to the government, with request to allow Ya.Bernazyuk attending the session.

“Today, for the first time over 17 years of the Ukrainian independence, the Prime Minister did not let representatives of the Ukrainian President to be present at a session of government”, Yan Bernazyuk claimed, adding that representatives of the government’s secretariat asked him to leave the building because “the Prime Minister forbade [him] to take part in the session”.

Yan Bernazyuk believes he was not allowed to attend because today the government was due to consider 4 issues, which, according to him, have a clear “Kremlin trace”. “The matter concerns giving 85 permits on use of mineral products without any contests, sales, and tenders”, Yan Bernazyuk states.

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