Razumkov did not exclude changes in the Cabinet's economic bloc / Photo from UNIAN, by Andriy Krymsky

Chairman of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov rules out serious government reshuffles in the near future and says there are no grounds to disband the incumbent parliament.

He shared his opinion on TV Channel NewsOne on September 12.

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"I don't think we will see a drastic reshuffle in the Cabinet of Ministers any time soon," he said.

Yet, he did not exclude that changes in the economic bloc are theoretically possible.

"In theory, this is possible. And it can be initiated even by one MP, and the session will then decide whether to support or reject such an initiative," he added.

Razumkov also predicts that the 9th convocation parliament will work until its tenure expires. According to him, there are no legal grounds today for early termination of the powers of the incumbent parliament.

Possible Cabinet-related resignations

  • Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov said on September 1 that there were no motions tabled in parliament to dismiss members of the Cabinet of Ministers this fall.
  • First Deputy Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk, in turn, said Economy Minister Ihor Petrashko and Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko might soon be dismissed. Cabinet-related decisions will be made after the government submits the budget draft for 2021 to parliament.
  • Member of Parliament from the Servant of the People parliamentary faction Oleksandr Kachura says that, according to his information, Minister Petrashko "is already packing his things."
  • Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal became prime minister on March 4, 2020, replacing Oleksiy Honcharuk in that post.