All democratic forces should unite on basis of BYuT – Lutsenko

13:30, 10 October 2008
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Into single bloc

Yuri Lutsenko, Interior Minister of Ukraine and leader of the People’s Self-Defense, is confident that all democratic forces should unite into a single democratic bloc on basis of BYuT at the snap poll.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he claimed this to a press conference in UNIAN today.

“All democratic forces should unite around BYuT. The country needs it. This is necessary for Ukraine to be held in respect. That is why I will call on all democratic forces to unite around BYuT”, Yuri Lutsenko stressed. According to him, all non-parliament forces, including the Bloc of Vitali Klitschko, with which the People’s Self-Defense plans to hold talks in the nearest future.

Yuri Lutsenko grounded that, as of today, a political fighting takes place namely due to the “destructive” position of the Presidential Secretariat, which caused the snap poll.

He recalled that several months ago he called on the President and his Secretariat to halt work against the democratic coalition and to sack Victor Baloha from the Chief of Staff post.

“Instead of sacking V.Baloha, we got an answer [from the President - UNIAN] that “Baloha is me”, Yuri Lutsenko said.

The People’s Self-Defense leader stressed that, because of his “personal distaste of Tymoshenko, Victor Yushchenko forgot about the country’s interests”.

In the opinion of Yuri Lutsenko, the snap poll, announced by the President, is an “illogical and incorrect” step.

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