Opposition may demand Lutsenko’s dismissal from post of Interior Minister

17:04, 06 May 2009
Ukraine
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Due to the incident in Germany

BYuT faction lawmaker Valeriy Pysarenko does not rule out that the opposition may raise issue of Yuri Lutsenko’s dismissal from the post of the Interior Minister of Ukraine due to the incident in Germany.

He said this to an UNIAN correspondent on Wednesday.

V.Pysarenko surmised that the opposition may demand resignation of Yuri Lutsenko. At the same time, the lawmaker added, the opposition may put forward initiative to collect 226 votes in parliament to dismiss the Minister.

At the same time, the lawmaker believes Yuri Lutsenko should explain the incident himseld. “I believe, Yuri Lutsenko should tell what really happened, and we should not build any versions by that time”, the lawmaker noted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, according to Deutsche Welle, referring to Bild newspaper, Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko spent half a day in a police station at Frankfurt airport. The Minister and members of the Ukrainian delegation in a state of acute alcohol intoxication were detained by police. According to Bild, the plane captain refused to take off with such drunken passengers. In response, Lutsenko allegedly "took offense, started shouting and hurling his mobile phone." Police had to detain the passengers, one of whom, the 19-year-old son of the minister, Alexander, was allegedly incompliant and as a result was handcuffed, media reported.

At the same time, on Wednesday, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has dismissed Western media allegations that Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko and members acted improperly at Frankfurt airport in Germany. According to the information of the Ministry, on May 4, the Interior Ministry`s delegation was detained at the Frankfurt airport during document checks and missed the flight, with the plane crew refused to take them on board. The delegation decided to catch the next flight. "There were no handcuffs, no drunken conflict," the department said.

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