Ukraine's parliament to gather for special meeting late this week
Speaker of Ukraine's parliament Dmytro Razumkov says Ukrainian lawmakers may gather for a special meeting late this week.
"As of today, there is no final information when the extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will take place [this] week. I have information that lawmakers will ask for a special meeting. I think that if it happens, it will be at the end of the week," he told journalists on Sunday, April 26, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
On that day, Razumkov took part in an official event to lay wreaths to the monument to Chornobyl clean-up workers in Kyiv on the 34th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster.
"If we are talking about [the vote on] motions, then we do not have nominees registered by the Cabinet of Ministers," he added.
When asked whether the ruling parliamentary faction, the Servant of the People, supported the nomination of ex-President of Georgia and former Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili as deputy prime minister for reform in Ukraine, Razumkov said: "It would be more appropriate if representatives of the faction speak about this."
"As far as I know, there are different positions as for new appointments to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine both in the Servant of the People faction and other factions," he added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Saakashvili announced on April 22 that he had received a proposal from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to become deputy prime minister for reform in Ukraine.