Yosyp Vinsky, Transport and Communications Minister of Ukraine, claims that he has resigned due to serious disagreements with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the ministry`s press service reported on Wednesday.

"In line with Article 18 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Cabinet of Ministers”, I have submitted my statement of resignation as the Transport and Communication Minister of Ukraine”, Vinsky’s statement reads. “My statement was stipulated by serious disagreements with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko over political, staff, and economic issues, as well as the ethics of relations between members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine," Vinsky said.

According to him, “The Prime Minister has been blocking reforms that are extremely important for the branch, as well as the allocation of funds required to build infrastructure facilities linked to Ukraine’s hosting the Euro 2012 Football Championship”.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko said on ICTV television channel on June 15 that she did not rule out bringing a case against Vinsky for his attempts to misuse 15 million hryvnias, belonging to Ukrposhta state-owned mailing enterprise, for publishing posters for electoral campaign of the Minister, who would run for the presidency.

Vinsky, in turn, refuted reports of his plans to run for the presidency.