First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Finance Minister Mykola Azarov states that President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko started the pre election campaign on the side of the Our Ukraine – People’s Self Defence Bloc.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this today at the opening of the session of the Government.

“The President sharply criticized the government at the convention of the Our Ukraine. We always treat with respect to the speeches and criticism of the President, however, unfortunately, his yesterday’s speech brightly testified that the Head of State added to his arsenal the standard methods of the so called opposition and openly started the election campaigning on the side of one political force”, said M. Azarov.

He assured that, in spite of the election campaigning start , the Government will provide the effective activity of the state in the sequel.