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I did not write resignation notice or discuss it with Zelensky, - Ukraine’s PM Honcharuk

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hocharuk noted that he met businessman Serhiy Tihipko
15:14, 26 February 2020

Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk
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Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk stated that he did not write the resignation letter and did not discuss this issue with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“I wrote no letters and did not discuss any issues with the president,” Honcharuk said.

According to the PM, the government continues to work as usual.

Related: Zelensky received data on ‘Honcharuk wiretapping’ day after their publication, - sources

Meanwhile, Hocharuk noted that he met businessman Serhiy Tihipko.

“I reviewed over 20 persons last month. We really need to strengthen government by some advisors or some positions who understand well what the industry is,” he added.

Earlier, media published information that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky might appoint businessman Serhiy Tihipko as Prime Minister of Ukraine instead of Oleksiy Hocharuk.

Related: Which ministers might fall of of PM Honcharuk's Cabinet?

Later, Zelensky confirmed that he held a meeting with Serhiy Tihipko concerning the work in the government. According to the Ukrainian president, he holds interviews with ‘many people’.

On January 15, Honcharuk found himself in the wiretapping scandal; Ukrainian media leaked the embarrassing conversation among Honcharuk, ministers of his Cabinet, members of the President's Office and National Bank officials. The interlocutors discussed the ways how to explain President Zelensky's pros and cons of the declining dollar exchange rate. Apparently, the officials referred to Zelensky's poor economic education.

On January 17, Honcharuk filed the resignation letter to President Zelensky. However, the Ukrainian president rejected the resignation of premier.

 

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