“We have no right to halt the reforms and to engage in internal rivalries,”
the Prime Minister of Ukraine ArseniyYatsenyukstressed
in 10 Minutes with the Prime Minister programme on
Sunday, February 28.
to the President and all national political forces. Demonstrate action, either by
addressing society with a realistic alternative programme
and an effective team capable of translating it into tangible policy… a programme, instead of the slogans. Or by ending this damaging struggle,
subduing emotions and internal feelings and supporting the action plan
necessary for the country in the current year,” the Prime Minister emphasized.
Arseniy Yatsenyuksaid: “Over a year, the Government has
been working in a tough, often hostile environment. My colleagues were a daily
target for lies, defamation and accusations”.
that the facts of our success would outweigh the virtuality
of the lies. Our internal enemies are no different from our external enemy, working
to prevent change through: populism, ignorance, an attempt to take revenge for
old schemes and influences,” the Prime Minister stressed.
process is also being hampered by contradictions in the Constitution. The fear of
losing rank makes weak those who should have demonstrated leadership,” he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk accentuated
that the attempts to impose individual will on the Government finally made the
Cabinet publicly proclaim the principles that are now “our red line”: “We will
not tolerate any unconstitutional interference in the work of the Government,
any pressure to resume corrupt practices or any delays to the reform process”.
The Head of
the Government reminded that the Cabinet of Ministers presented a formal report
on its activity -“step by step, of what we intend to do in 2016”: “But in
response, we have not heard a single word concerning the essence of reform. In response
we heard hatred, rage and manipulation of people’s feelings”.
political hysteria, I see only the lack of concern for Ukraine. I see here
the singular aim… to seize power. To achieve this by dismissing the
Government through a temporary paralysis of the Central Executive Branch and by
forcing the President to call for pre-term parliamentary elections, the result
of which is quite predictable – they will end in our ruin,” the PM stressed.
He said he
appealed to Parliament with a question to consider the issue of the resignation
of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. This decision was not supported by
the majority of members of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada: “Therefrom, the Government
is absolutely legitimate and will continue its activity. But
political uncertainty remains and we must put an end to it”.
responsibility for this should be placed on all in authority – the President
and his faction, other political forces, which had formed the European Ukraine
coalition including the People's Front, the Motherland, the Self-Reliance and
the Oleh Lyashko Radical Party, all of whom signed
the coalition agreement and approved the Action Programme
for the Cabinet of Ministers. The Programme, we as
the coalition Government have implemented and continue to implement,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk accentuated.
must be real but not imaginary. The People’s Front and I feel our
responsibility for the country every day,” the Prime Minister emphasized.
Government has developed an action plan for this year. But it's not just the
Government's action plan – it is the agenda for future development of the
country, a country that has demanded that we should become a truly European
State. There is no time for delay. There is only time for action. The
Government has demonstrated action and is resolute to continue the fight,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.