Groysman signs motion to Rada for sacking Ukrainian Finance Minister Danyliuk
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has said that he signed a request to the Verkhovna Rada on the dismissal of Oleksandr Danyliuk from the post of Finance Minister.
"I've signed the motion to the Verkhovna Rada for dismissal Oleksandr Danyliuk from the post of Minister of Finance. After the conflict provoked by him at a government meeting he allowed himself actions that, in my opinion, are incompatible with the further stay in office of a member of the Cabinet," Groysman wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
As reported, Danyliuk unsuccessfully tried at a Cabinet meeting on May 23 to get his adviser Yana (Jana) Bugrimova appointed deputy minister. The public broadcast of the meeting was terminated, but those who were present there told Interfax-Ukraine that after a short squabble with Groysman, the minister's request was rejected. In the course of the exchange of views, Danyliuk even announced his resignation letter would be drawn up.
Danyliuk sent a letter to the G7 ambassadors to prevent possible misunderstanding or manipulation with information about his dispute with Groysman. The Ukrainian economic news outlet Ekonomichna Pravda published the letter on May 31. The letter was written before Groysman's visit to Brussels on May 25. Danyliuk said that he insists on the right to form his team himself without agreeing it with the prime minister or the president, who wanted the appointment of persons lobbied by MP Ihor Kononenko or head of the parliamentary committee on tax and customs policy Nina Yuzhanina to that post.
Groysman believes that the letter of Danyliuk to G7 ambassadors about a conflict with the prime minister is unacceptable.