Ukrainian Prime Minister Azarov had his office blessed
Before entering his new office, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov invited an Orthodox priest, Father Pavlo from Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, to bless it, Azarov said at a briefing in Dnipropetrovsk on Friday.
"It was really difficult to breathe there. After the blessing I entered the office and felt better," he said.
The prime minister also explained why there are no women in the government.
"Today the situation in the state is very difficult, that is why we formed the government only of those people who are ready to work for 16-18 hours and are in power to implement reforms. Reforms do not fall into women's competence," said Azarov, while adding that he greatly respects women.