Arseniy Yatsenyuk returns to prime minister's work, urges parliament to adopt controversial reform bills July 31
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has returned to work and encourages the Verkhovna Rada to adopt on July 31 the bills that were earlier rejected. He has stated this at a press briefing.
"I would like to remind you that key bills were rejected on Thursday without the predicted collapse of the coalition (amendments to the state budget, tax code and the reform of gas transportation system - note by CTV staff)," said Mr Yatsenyuk.
He noted that the country has no funding for the army and the implementation of cooperation program with the IMF is about to stop because of the political crisis.
"This means a failure of our program with the IMF and the World Bank. I had a conversation with the director of the World Bank and the IMF and I would like to state the following: the government re-introduces these laws in the parliament. I address all members of the parliament: come on Thursday and vote for these laws," said Mr Yatsenyuk.
On July 24, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned in connection with the collapse of the coalition in the Verkhovna Rada, as well as the refusal of the parliament to support the initiatives of the cabinet regarding the sequestration of the 2014 budget and the reform of Ukrainian oil and gas company Naftogaz.
On July 24, Mr Yatsenyuk signed a decree to appoint Vladimir Groisman interim Prime Minister.