Defense Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov has intent to meet with President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko on Thursday to discuss with him the government’s demand concerning his resignation from the Minister’s post.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Yuri Yekhanurov said this to journalists in the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday.

“There is a procedure. If there are such accusations, I have to report to the President. Probably, it will take place tomorrow”, Yuri Yekhanurov said.

The Defense Minister is confident that the today’s session of government, which heard the results of an inspection of the Defense Ministry’s activities is a “rehearsal’ before the presidential campaign.

“I do not want very much that the issue of the Defense Minister influence the armed forces development. This is not to be trifled with. This is a very complicated task under condition when there is nothing for training the troops. The money for peacemakers is finishing. Decisions must be made every day. But, not to be busy with budget problems, they organize such shows as today”, he noted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 20, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko claimed she would turn to President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko with a demand to dismiss Yuri Yekhanurov as Defense Minister of Ukraine.