PM of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych asks Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko to apologize for his statements about Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksander Moroz concerning the Odessa Land Troops Institute.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this before opening the government session today.

“For instance, I do not understand, Anatoliy Stepanovych [Hrytsenko], when you once again rebuke, for instance, the Verkhovna Rada chairman, for the things that are no true and that do not correspond to the level of relations between the Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada”, Victor Yanukovych said.

“I would ask you not to do it any more. If you have a stance, we can talk it over with you at any time of day to see how the process is going on”, the Prime Minister added.

He pointed out that the issue of transferring the lands to the Odessa Land Troops Institute is being considered by a governmental commission, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk, with assistance of local officials.

“Of course, the VR Speaker is directly connected with this issue, but it is not necessary to sort out relationships through mass media and express you point of view with an abusive language. I rebuke you, and I would ask you to publicly apologize to Oleksander Oleksandrovych [Moroz]. We will talk later…”, Victor Yanukovych noted.

As UNAIN reported earlier, paying visit to Odessa on 24 January, VR Speaker Moroz said he sent a letter to the government, asking to defend state interests when distributing buildings of the Odessa Land Troops Institute. O.Moroz expressed a hope that the property would be transferred to the Ministry of Science and Education.

On 25 January A.Hrytsenko said that the statements of O.Moroz were incompetent, groundless, and insulting.