PM ordered to resume funding of Foreign Ministry
A war going on between the PM and FM
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Borys Tarasyuk claims that Prime Minister of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych ordered to unblock the accounts of the Foreign Ministry.
B.Tarasyuk disclosed this to “Epitsentr” program of 1+1 television on Monday evening.
“After my telephone conversation with the Prime Minister, he ordered to unblock the MFA accounts”, B.Tarasyuk said.
“The Prime Minister was not waiting for any concessions from me, he agreed that the situation must be rectified, and issued a corresponding order. Evidently, the Prime Minister was not informed about the situation”, B.Tarasyuk said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on Jan 19 Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk accused the government of cutting off funds to his ministry, leaving Ukraine unable to pay its diplomats or its dues to international organizations.
Parliament in December dismissed Tarasyuk, a presidential appointee, and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych asked that he be blocked from acting as foreign minister.
Tarasyuk says his dismissal was illegal and President Viktor Yushchenko has kept him in his post.