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Yulia Tymoshenko: parliamentary majority is responsibility for situation in Ukraine

With today’s vote for parliament speaker and prime minister, the parliamentary majority has assumed responsibility for the situation in Ukraine, wrongly imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said, according to an Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Despite the fact that in September 2012 Viktor Yanukovych used the Constitutional Court to rape the Constitution of Ukraine and did away with such legal concepts as ‘majority’ and ‘minority’, 252 deputies in the Ukrainian parliament have from this moment today assumed responsibility for what happened in Ukraine during the last three years under the premiership of Mykola Azarov and for what will happen in the country in the near future," lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko said today, quoting Yulia Tymoshenko’s assessment of today’s vote in the Verkhovna Rada.

Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that the majority has to answer for all social and economic processes in the country, including the stability of the national currency, payments of social benefits and salaries. "A majority has been formed in the Ukrainian parliament based on the results of the vote for prime minister. And later let them not say, like the Communists, that they’re not joining a coalition," the ex-premier’s lawyer said.

Today the new Verkhovna Rada approved the president’s nomination of Mykola Azarov for prime minister. 252 of the 445 MPs present voted in favor.

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