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KIEV, May 26. /TASS/. Recent resignations of foreign experts from the Ukrainian government might signal the loss of support from abroad of the country’s cabinet of ministers, led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a Ukrainian political analyst said on Tuesday.
Ruslan Bortnik, the director of the Ukrainian Institute of Policy Analysis and Management, said "the withdrawals may be a signal for the government of Yatsenyuk that he is losing the support of foreign partners."
"We all realize that the majority of foreigners were representing to some extent western interests," Bortnik said adding that "there is currently an atmosphere of grand changes in the government of Ukraine."
The political expert said that one the sound resignations recently was the walkout of German national Sasha Borovik, who was seen as the most possible candidate for the post of the country’s deputy minister of economy.
"Sasha Borovik’s withdrawal on the day of [US Department of State spokesperson] Victoria Nuland’s visit [to Kiev on May 18] may be a bad sign, the so-called presentation of a ‘black spot’," Bortnik said.
Commenting on the situation with the resignations in general, Bortnik said that "foreigners, just like Maidan ministers, where trapped in the atmosphere of corruption and oligarchy, where they failed to implement their ideals."
"They felt like ceremonial bystanders or celebrities for hire, behind whose backs the government continued doing what they thought to be effective and necessary according to old rules and habits," he said. "In other words, the corruption continued and there were no reformations."
The political analyst said there would be "further outflow of foreign specialists from the Ukrainian government and it may give the start for the reformation of the cabinet of ministers."
Natalie Jaresko, who came from the United States and is currently holding the post of the country’s minister of finance, is the only one among the foreigners holding a stable position at the moment, Bortnik said.
"Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili is in a very unstable position," Bortnik said. "In one of the recent interviews [Sasha] Borovik hinted that Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius was not feeling comfortable as well.".