Yuri Lutsenko, leader of Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction, says that three of the four ruling coalition factions at the Supreme Rada do not see Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister. The only political force willing to make him stay as prime minister is Yatsenyuk’s own party, the People’s Front, Lutsenko announced after a meeting of the coalition council.
“We see a series of contradicting statements: the People’s Front is ultimately for Yatsenyuk, and three factions (Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Batkivshchyna, and Samopomich) are ultimately against Yatsenyuk,” Lutsenko said adding that such a situation means that the prime minister and the parliament need to find a way out.
At the same time, he did not rule out a compromise, “We are ready to come to terms to make the Cabinet work. We do not need a government as such, we need a government that will function. For this, they will need support of a majority at the parliament,” he explained.
Besides, he noted that leader of the Radical Party faction Oleh Lyashko’s statement on leaving the negotiations on returning to the coalition meant that “potential prime minister Yatsenyuk will have no enough votes to pass legislation.” “It means a full-scale political crisis. Morever, it means that the prime minister, the Cabinet and the parliament need to find a solution,” he stressed.
Earlier, Speaker of the Supreme Rada Volodymyr Groysman announced beginning of a profound political crisis in Ukraine. He said that political parties altogether with the president need to solve it.