President Victor Yushchenko wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko today.
In his letter President noted that at his meeting with OU-PSD deputies, they expressed concerns to him about the Government’s staffing policy. According to them there are some people occupying governmental positions despite their reputation and personal qualities contradict with the principles, on which the Democratic coalition is based.
For example current first deputy Minister for Regional Development Oleksiy Ishchenko has been a deputy of Victor Medvedchuk at Presidential Administration during Leonid Kuchma’s presidency and is said to have been involved in falsification of 2004 presidential elections results in favor of Viktor Yanukovych. There were also other officials named by President in his letter, whose positions in offices according to him are worth to be re-discussed.
Victor Yushchenko expressed expectancies to Yulia Tymoshenko that the coalition as a whole and Mrs. Tymoshenko personally would reconsider achievements of those, mentioned in the letter and initiate Cabinet of Minister’s appropriate decisions on them.
“I also expect that further staffing incentives of the Government would correspond with a spirit of the Democratic coalition agreement”, - wrote President in his letter.