Ukrianian court puts on hold lawsuit against ban on Russian social networksWorld May 28, 6:10
Russia’s Lasitskene wins high jump in Diamond League event in Eugene, USSport May 28, 4:59
Havana Airport gets Russian-made air traffic control systemsWorld May 28, 4:16
Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia — LavrovSport May 28, 2:25
Kantemir Balagov’s "Closeness" gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ PrizeSociety & Culture May 28, 1:03
Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
KIEV, April 11. /TASS/. The governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, has accused the Ukrainian central authorities, including President Pyotr Poroshenko, of an attempt to form knowingly dysfunctional government instead of carrying out reforms in the country.
"The problem is not only in [Prime Minister Arseny] Yatsenyuk, the problem is in the political class as well as in the approach of the Ukrainian president to processes inside the country and to reform processes," said former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili.
Saakashvili urged formation of "a government of national confidence" that would really engage in reforms in the state.
Meanwhile, Speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Vladimir Groisman has reportedly refused to be prime minister.
"Parliament speaker Vladimir Groisman has turned down the position of prime minister after talks with President Petro Poroshenko and acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. They failed to reach agreement on candidates for ministerial portfolios," Mustafa Nayem, a lawmaker with the pro-presidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc, wrote on his Facebook account.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Sunday he was stepping down as Ukraine’s prime minister. Resignation papers have been referred to the Verkhovna Rada. His resignation has offered a chance to set up a new coalition in the parliament and form a new government.
Following Yatsenyuk’s statement, President Petro Poroshenko said he was ready for any prime minister but would prefer to see Vladimir Groisman, the current speaker of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) in the premier’s office.