Yushchenko: Party of Regions and BYuT may announce coalition June 2
"This is a serious change in domestic policy..."
President Victor Yushchenko thinks it is possible that on Tuesday, June 2, a coalition of Party of Regions and BYuT will be declared in Parliament. He said that in an interview to Ukrainian journalists in the Vatican.
According to the President`s press-office, he said he was aware of the consultations, which have been actively conducted, and the creation of a ‘secret group’, which has developed the association of these two political forces.
At the same time, Victor Yushchenko stressed that as head of state he is interested in only one thing - the coalition in the Verkhovna Rada must be based on legal principles formulated in the Constitution. He said that the goal of the coalition has to be finding ways of joining the formation of European independent democratic Ukraine rather than apportioning “mission and status for next 15 years” between two persons. “In my opinion, this is difficult, I would say a utopian task for these people”, - he said.
The President also expressed opinion that obviously the coalition between Party of Regions and BYUT is possible only if it is secured by revision of the Constitution and introduction of in-parliament presidential election. “If it is so, I think it would be essentially betrayal of democratic values, and declaration of non-European and undemocratic course of the country. This is a serious change in domestic policy and external vector. In other words, it can be described as a constitutional coup”, - said Victor Yushchenko.