Yanukovych ordered his Ministers to supervise governors

13:24, 04 April 2007
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He said their meetings with President are not good

The meetings of Oblast governors with President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko do not do regions any good.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Prime Minister of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych claimed this at a Cabinet of Ministers session, speaking about the yesterday meeting of the President with governors.

“The actions of the Presidential Secretariat are destructive”, Victor Yanukovych said, that the Oblast leadership must not be disturbed in the nearest future.

The Prime Minister ordered Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Rybak and Volodymyr Yatsuba to carry out the corresponding work “that regional chiefs be busy with their work”. “When the Constitutional Court adopts its decision, and the executive power decides to prepare to elections, then they will get their duties. Presently, if somebody wants to be busy with the election, let them write applications for vacations and indulge in elections”, Victor Yanukovych stressed.

As UNIAN reported earlier, yesterday Victor Yushchenko met with Ukraine’s governors, Kyiv’s and Sevastopol’s mayors and Crimea’s prime minister, according to the President`s press-office.

The President asked them to work as one team and preserve stability and order in their regions. He said the best way to resolve the political crisis in Ukraine was to hold an early election. 

“It will be a signal of respect for the constitution from all the participants of this process,” he said, expressing confidence the May 27 election would be held democratically and in accordance with the constitution and “will also remove the threat of revising the nation’s choice and protect the will of the people.”

Yushchenko said he and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych had spoken today about the political situation, especially how to resolve the crisis and make the country’s lawmakers implement his order disbanding the Verkhovna Rada.

He reiterated that the unconstitutional way of coalition formation “triggered the parliamentary crisis.” He said the illegitimacy of the coalition cast doubt on the legitimacy of its government, adding that his decision was absolutely constitutional and irreversible, and "must be obeyed."

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