Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Goncharuk has submitted his resignation, told the people’s Deputy Oleksandr Dubinsky. On March 4, scheduled an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada. On the agenda will submit several issues, including personnel changes in the Cabinet, the NAB and the Prosecutor General’s office.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Goncharuk has filed a resignation after a meeting with President Vladimir Zelensky, said the TV channel “112 Ukraine” Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the party “servant of the people” Alexander Dubinsky.
“Goncharuk wrote a letter of resignation and has already told his team he was leaving,” — said the MP.
Dubinsky said that Zelensky met with Goncharuk eve — Monday, 2 March. However, the MP noted that the agenda of the meeting of fraction of party “servant of the people” on Tuesday, March 3, will be submitted the question of resignation of the Ukrainian Prime Minister.
The receipt of the resignation was confirmed by the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov, reports the Ukrainian edition “Strenia”. “The statement Goncharuk resignation received by the Parliament”, — said the speaker of Parliament.
In the evening of 3 March in the Parliament held a meeting of the parliamentary party “servant of the people”, which was attended by the President of the country. At this meeting, as the newspaper notes, the deputies, the Zelensky discuss tomorrow an extraordinary session of the Ukrainian Parliament. One of the issues — the personnel changes in the Cabinet, the NEB and the office of the attorney General.
“The President has made a proposal to appoint a new Prime Minister Smugala”, — wrote in his Telegram channel present during the discussion Deputy Alexander Kachura.
Denis Shmyhal currently holds the post of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine. He was recently on 4 February. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional state administration, and for some time led the Burshtyn TPP.
Himself Goncharuk earlier refused to comment on his resignation. “I would not like to comment on the rumors, but it’s more [to say] about the work,” he said March 2 at a briefing, answering questions of Ukrainian journalists.
The Prime Minister once again assured that he had not applied for resignation. However, he acknowledged that the Cabinet will reshuffle, which is likely to be discussed at the highest level.
“Obviously, we will have consultations on this subject with the President and the Parliament,” said Prime Minister, adding that he would not talk about “what will be the final decision.”
Goncharuk can’t be fired without his statement, issued by all the rules, as it has during the year, has immunity. However, without his consent can not be removed from office and Ministers, except those that were appointed by the President is the head of the foreign Ministry and the defense Ministry.
Earlier, the District administrative court of Kiev (OASC) has received an application for interim relief, which was submitted to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The defendant in this lawsuit is the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov, and a third person — the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“The plaintiff asked the court to prohibit the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov before making a decision on the merits to include in the agenda of the extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada on 4 March 2020 the question of the resignation of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Goncharuk and/or dismissal of any of the members of the government,” — said in a statement on the website of the press service OASC.
However, it was noted that the Prime Minister asks to forbid to vote on the question of his resignation, and the resignation of other members of the government. “Now the issue of availability of legal grounds for taking measures of securing a claim,” — said in court.
However, later the head OASC Paul wolf gave a rebuttal to this information. On his page on Facebook he said that Goncharuk such a Declaration is not filed, accordingly the message will be deleted. However, a little later, as the site could not stand the huge flow of visitors.
“In connection with the appearance on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Goncharuk such a statement is not filed, the news will be removed from the court’s website as soon the technical ability, to determine, in accordance with the provisions of the Code of administrative procedure of Ukraine, the identity of the applicant”, — he wrote.
Meanwhile, at a meeting of the faction, the names of those who will replace some Ministers in the Ukrainian government, reports “Ukrainian truth” with reference to its sources in the parliamentary faction of the “public Servants”.
So, it is assumed that the change of the Minister of social policy — is Yulia Sokolovskaya propose to appoint Marina Lazeboy. Head of Minuterna supposedly will be Sergei Bessarab and Minister of Finance Igor Umansky. In addition, the authorities intend to change the foreign Minister. Is Vadim Pristayko, the office will be headed by Dmitry Kuleba. According to the Ukrainian edition, your post will remain interior Minister Arsen Avakov, but he would not be appointed Deputy Prime Minister for power questions.
Changes are coming in the ministries of Finance, health, energy, economy. However, the Minister last Tymofiy mylovanov will remain in the Cabinet, just as the head of the agro-industrial complex. Instead defense Minister Andrei Zagorodnyuk it is planned to appoint Andrei RAM.
In addition, at the meeting of the faction discussed the issue of dismissal of the Prosecutor General of the country’s Ruslan Riaboshapka. According to the “Stranie” new attorney General could be the Chairman of the Committee on law enforcement, a lawyer, “Quarter” Sergey Ionushas.