20 May 2019 18:13

Ukrainian PM resigns

KYIV. May 20 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has announced his intention to resign following a meeting of the government this Wednesday, May 22.

"I have made a decision to resign after holding the next meeting of the government on Wednesday," Groysman said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

The prime minster said he had offered the president and the parliament "to form a new order of the day and promptly begin adopting decisions that will make Ukraine stronger" together. "The president choose another path and I believe that he took charge of all future challenges, which are on the agenda, by his statement today," he said.

He mentioned that the president of Ukraine said in his inaugural speech that the government must resign.

"I believe you all understand that the government tenders its resignation to the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine rather than the newly elected president," Groysman said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier suggested that the government resign.

He also said he is dissolving the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation.