Yatsenyuk asked Parliament to accept his resignation, chanting “well done”


Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk asked the Verkhovna Rada to satisfy his resignation. He said this at the morning meeting of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday. The premiere performance was brief. He thanked colleagues for their help, and opponents that “made him stronger”. According to him, it is necessary to move forward. Yatsenyuk has assured that ahead of “expect great things and do great things”. Deputies chanted “well done” when he left the rostrum.

Yatsenyuk has announced he is to resign on 10 April and was hoping that Parliament will consider his statement on 12 April. However, the deputies did not have time this time to completely agree on the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers.As Prime Minister Yatsenyuk has worked since February 2014. However, in February of this year, the Parliament recognized the work of his Cabinet of Ministers unsatisfactory, however, votes to send him into retirement votes not enough. This provoked a political crisis, the output of which was the decision of the coalition to nominate as Prime Minister the Chairman of the Rada Volodymyr Groisman and the voluntary resignation of Yatsenyuk.

Final agreement on the Cabinet composition have been achieved on Wednesday. Rada meets on Thursday to consider all the issues: the resignation of Yatsenyuk, the election of the new leadership of the Verkhovna Rada, the statement of the Prime Minister, the government and its programme, announced Groisman. At the meeting in the Parliament there are 379 members. For decision making required minimum of 226 votes.