President Victor Yushchenko invited Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, National Bank Chairman Volodymyr Stelmakh and representative of Party of Regions’ parliamentary group Mykola Azarov to discuss with them coordination of state authorities’ work in the economic crisis.
Opening the meeting President Yushchenko pointed to hard economic situation in Ukraine and suggested elaboration of common action plan that would allow state authorities to improve the situation.
Victor Yushchenko emphasized that the issue should not be politicized, adding that “social disturbance and shows may result in loss of respect towards national interests and authorities themselves”. He also urged those who have began their presidential campaigns before July 1, 2009 to stop that and to return to more important thing, namely saving the country from crisis.
President Yushchenko suggested that such meetings were held regularly every Monday. According to his suggestion the decisions would be made based on consensus and “if one of the sides has different position on one of the discussed subject the decision would not pass”.