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Wanted to confirm confidence vote: PM explains filing letter of resignation to Zelensky, not to parliament

Source : 112 Ukraine

Honcharuk called the fact of wiretapping of his talks with colleagues from government and the National Bank of Ukraine to be an offense
12:50, 20 January 2020

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk wanted to confirm the vote of confidence that is why he filed the resignation letter to President Volodymyr Zelensky, while Verkhovna Rada is authorized to do it as Ukraine 24 reported.

“Not to get but to confirm (vote of political confidence from the leader of the team, - 112.international). It is important for us not to have the confusions inside the team,” Honcharuk stated after the question of why he filed the letter of resignation to Zelensky.

Related: Honcharuk promised Zelensky to submit interim report on activities of government by February 4

The PM called the fact of wiretapping of his talks with colleagues from the government and the National Bank of Ukraine to be an offense.

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.

Related: Zelensky orders law enforcers to establish persons involved in leak of Honcharuk wiretapping

Later, the State Security Administration of Ukraine stated that information about the leakage of wiretapping records of the meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk is not true.

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

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