According to the publication “Apostrophe” with reference to its sources, during the negotiations, which took place last weekend, Arseniy Yatsenyuk agreed to announce his resignation next Wednesday. For that the new government would be left two members of his party “national front” – the head of the interior Ministry Arsen Avakov and justice Minister Pavel Petrenko.
In addition, Yatsenyuk demanded for their comrades of the post of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada as acting speaker Volodymyr Groysman will become, according to the publication, the new Prime Minister. For him are ready to vote, “Block Petro Poroshenko”, “popular front”, Radical party of Oleg Lyashko, a Deputy group “Revival”, which includes associates of Igor Kolomoisky, and, possibly, “the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc”, which will make a final decision on Wednesday.
The source pointed out that the candidacy of Groysman (ally Poroshenko) remains the only in spite of statements by Western partners of Ukraine on the inadmissibility of concentration of power in one hand. The reason is that the country needs to emerge from the crisis, and the nomination of the Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko is a non-starter. At the same time she Jaresko, with good connections to the IMF, in agreement with her, will remain in the new government.
For the post of speaker of the Rada claimed the former commandant of Euromaidan and the current Deputy speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy , and the former Deputy-defense of the Maidan and former Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Maxim Burbak. As for Yatsenyuk, according to “Apostrophe”, it counted to lead the national Bank of Ukraine, but the talks failed.
Over the weekend the head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Borys Lozhkin said that the main contenders for the post of Prime Minister are the Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko and the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman. According to him, the third candidate for the post of head of government already hardly will appear. However, he stressed that the question now is not will the resignation of current Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and whether the new coalition, and under whom it was formed.
In early March, the Financial Times wrote that in the choice of a person to the post of Prime Minister began to lean towards the candidacy of Groysman. However, the publication noted that the Cabinet headed by him is considered to be potentially more susceptible to the effects of “powerful corporate interests, including the influence of the oligarchs and the President [Poroshenko]”. And familiar with the situation sources stressed that Jaresko herself, most likely, will refuse to work in such a government, which could undermine the support of the creditors, particularly the IMF.