Contents tagged with Politics

  • Poroshenko considering Jaresko or Sadovyi for next Prime Minister

    A spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko announced that he is considering current Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko or mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, for the position of Prime Minister.

    On Monday, March 14, the President held meetings with leaders of factions and with Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, the leader of the Self-Reliance (Samopomich) political party, aiming to fast-track the solution to the political crisis. Svyatoslav Tseholko, spokesman for the President, posted the details on his …

  • Bourbaki: Yatsenyuk is prepared to step down as Prime Minister if parliament votes him out

    The Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has said that he is ready to resign if parliament can garner the 226 votes needed for a successful vote of no confidence.

    This was announced on the 14th of March after negotiations were held. These discussions were attended by President Petro Poroshenko; Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Vladimir Groysman; Yatsenyuk and leaders of the Verkhovna Rada factions.

    “Yatsenyuk has said that if parliament can secure 226 votes in favor of a new government, …

  • Leader of Ukrainian Self-Reliance party comments on being a candidate for Prime Minister

    The leader of the Self-Reliance party (Samopomich), Andriy Sadovyi, commented on the possibility of his appointment as the Prime Minister of Ukraine should all pro-European factions unite with him as the leader. In a conversation with Dozhd, he stated that it was wrong and irresponsible to participate in a process over which he has no control. Sadovyi said that it is indecent to talk about new candidatures, while there is an active Prime Minister of Ukraine.

    “It took longer than expected and …

  • Tymoshenko: Yatsenyuk's dismissal should be considered this week

    According to the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (Batkivshchyna), Yulia Tymoshenko, the dismissal of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk should be considered at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada on the 15th of March.

    This was said by Tymoshenko during a discussion on the Inter TV channel on the 13th of March.

    “Firstly, the issue of the dismissal of the Prime Minister should be put on the agenda. The whole government should then be relieved of their …

  • Geoffrey Pyatt: It will be difficult for the new US President to support Ukraine if there is political chaos

    Any new U.S. President who comes to power after the elections will support Ukraine if Ukraine demonstrates progress in reforms and stops the slide into political chaos, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, stated in a speech before the students of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy on Friday.

    "If Ukraine continues to move forward, I have no doubt about the position of the next U.S. President, whether he or she is to adhere to the commitments made by President Obama. On the other hand, if …

  • Poroshenko expressed his willingness to work with any potential Prime Minister

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has announced an early election of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and is ready to work with any potential Prime Minister. He said this in an interview with the Turkish channel TRT World, the Ukrainski Novini reported.

    "The Parliament should consist of the coalition. The coalition must be a majority. Three fractions have left the coalition. In accordance with the Constitution, a new coalition should be formed and, most likely, a new Prime …

  • Jaresko assures attendees at investment conference that the Ukrainian government is not in crisis

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko refutes the notion that the government is in crisis, and assured attendees at the Dragon Capital investment conference in Kiev that the current Cabinet continues to fully perform its duties.

    "We have a legitimate government, and we will continue to work," Jaresko said at the 12th annual conference, as reported by Interfax.

    According to her, many of the rumors about the crisis in the government are due to speculation.

    "I believe that the speculation …

  • Former US Ambassador to Ukraine: Jaresko could become Prime Minister as early as this week

    The former United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer, posted on Twitter that Natalie Jaresko could become the Prime Minister of Ukraine. “There is increased reporting from Kiev that the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, will be appointed as the Prime Minister of Ukraine, perhaps, as soon as this week,” Pifer wrote.

    Earlier, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius, who resigned from his post because of political pressure on his …

  • Natalie Jaresko emerges as top candidate for Ukrainian Prime Minister

    The Head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Natalya Jaresko, tentatively agreed to be Prime Minister under certain conditions, as reported by Ukrainskaya Pravda, referring to sources in the President’s Administration.

    The sources state that Jaresko will chair the Cabinet of Ministers only if certain conditions are met, including the maintenance of a technocratic government without party quotas and the absence of any political influence. Jaresko also demanded that she be allowed to engage …

  • Former Ukrainian PM says he will return to Kiev from Russia with a 'rescue plan'

    The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, who fled Ukraine after the Revolution in 2014, promised to return to the Ukrainian government and proposed to restore the previous composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. “I will return to Ukraine for sure. I’m in Moscow now, as the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, but I’m not a former Ukrainian politician,” he stated at a press conference in Moscow on the 25th of February, TASS reported.

    Azarov also stated that he saw no reason to …