Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says he sees no reason for the Cabinet to resign, adding he believes it was a "political moment" that prevented the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, from approving the government's updated program.
"I thank those people's deputies (270 votes) who today supported our government's program. This is really a comprehensive document that we had been developing together with parliament ... This is a document based on which the government will work, regardless of whether it's approved or rejected. This is our program and our action plan, which will be drafted," he told journalists on June 18.
"There was some support. But some lawmakers refused to grant immunity to the government or certain ministers, which became a stumbling block, unfortunately. This is a political moment. But, in terms of working with parliament to fulfill parameters and vectors stipulated in the program, we will continue these efforts," he said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 18, the Verkhovna Rada failed to vote for an updated government's program. Only 207 MPs with the required minimum of 226 votes backed the relevant resolution.
The Rada on June 4 sent the government's draft action plan for finalization.
On June 12, the Cabinet approved a revised document and tabled it in parliament for consideration.