Victor Yushchenko has met with Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Moroz, according to the President’s press-office.

      They spoke about the budget issue. The President said he was worried the government planned to reduce social programs, which can negatively affect the least protected citizens. He added that the draft did not ensure the transparent use of budget funds, as well as the implementation of innovational projects, which may jeopardize the country’s development.

      Then the Head of State insisted that all the political forces that signed the National Unity Pact must adhere to it.


      Mr. Yushchenko and Mr. Moroz also discussed ways to develop cooperation between the Presidential Secretariat and the Verkhovna Rada.