Yanukovych: Tymoshenko to use issue of increasing social benefits in her presidential campaign
Regions Party leader Viktor Yanukovych has said Premier Yulia Tymoshenko will use the issue of increasing social benefits, as proposed by the Regions Party. in her presidential campaign.
"We foresee such behavior by Tymoshenko," Yanukovych said on the Kirovohrad state regional television channel on Wednesday.
At the same time, Yanukovych said the Regions Party "will force" Tymoshenko to meet the party's demands on a rise in the living wage and minimum subsistence level.
"We will force her [Premier Tymoshenko to do this] if not in September, then in October, and if not in October, then in November. We will force her to raise salaries and pensions…" he said.