The session of the National Security and Defense Council, held on 4 September, did not contribute to stability in the country, and all its decisions were political.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Prime Minister of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych claimed this opening the government’s session today.

“When we speak about stabilizing the political situation in the country, such sessions do not contribute to stabilizing, because they are connected with issues of usurping the power by a single institution, they are connected with violating laws and the Constitution of Ukraine”, Victor Yanukovych said.

According to him, the decisions to suspend Nestor Shufrych from the post of the Emergency Minister, and Mykola Rudkovskiy from the post of the Transport and Communication Minister, were political decisions, as they were made in 20 days before the election. “The fact that higher officials took part in making this decision, is sad. It reminds me of the Soviet times, when they played political games with sacking the staff.

This is unpleasant. When we speak about stabilizing, we must do everything to render the situation maximally stable”, Victor Yanukovych stressed.

The Prime Minister also pointed out he was not aware that the agenda of the security council’s session would include the issue on suspending the two Ministers.