Friday, June 5, 2009

President gives interview to international media

President Victor Yushchenko gave interview to a group of foreign media in which he made comments on political situation in Ukraine.

Speaking about possible coalition of Party of Regions and BYuT Viktor Yushchenko assured that he will not allow a political scenario in Ukraine, which puts into question the democratic achievements.  "Today, the key discussion focuses around the question: will we be able to preserve our democratic achievements or not", - he noted.

"As the President I will not allow next presidential election to happen in the Parliament. The next presidential election will be direct and all-national. This is my duty as the citizen of Ukraine and as the President", - said Victor Yushchenko.

At the same time he stressed that resolution of the situation in the parliament through early elections is impossible because of the lack of legal grounds for calling the election. "We do not currently have constitutional grounds to take that path" - said the President responding to questions about whether dissolution of the parliament is possible.

Answering the question whether he plans to compete at the next presidential election President Yushchenko responded positively