Yatsenyuk: Ukraine has a crisis in morals and ethics

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said that the government crises actually do not exist. “However, the struggle for position distracts the public attention from the really fundamental problems,” Yatsenyuk said, expressing his criticism of the political elite of the country as well as his proposals in the program 10 Minutes with the Prime Minister on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

"The main cause of the artificial crisis is not a political one but an ethical and moral one. The crisis is not governmental. It is a crisis of leadership, the national responsibility and the moral attitudes of how the new authority should work in the broad sense of this word," the head of government said. He proposed Constitutional reforms aimed at a new distribution of responsibilities between the President, the Government and the Parliament as well as between the Local and the Central government. In addition, Yatsenyuk proposed the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) adopt an Act on the Principles of a Balance of Power so that the "ethical obligations become legal ones."

The Prime Minister, whom the Verkhovna Rada in February was unable to dismiss, also opposed the early elections to the Parliament and the "dark agreements" concerning the new composition of the government. Yatsenyuk promised that he will accept any decision of the Parliament as to the new members of the Cabinet under his leadership, or in the case of a nomination of a new candidate for Prime Minister of a new coalition. According to him, a temporary appointment to the Office would be an “unacceptable and irresponsible" decision.

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