12:23 27.12.2012

Tiahnybok: No reformers in Ukrainian government

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There are no reformers in the newly formed government of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, Svoboda faction leader Oleh Tiahnybok has said.

"This is just a continuation of the previous government led by Azarov. Here we have a formula according to which the replacement of ministers does not change anything," he said live on the TVi Channel on Wednesday.

He said that the previous government led by Azarov was not different from the current government.

"Azarov's government that existed earlier and that exists today is the same thing," Tiahnybok said.

He said that the government is composed of "people close to the family of President [Viktor] Yanukovych and people close to oligarch [Rinat] Akhmetov."

"On the other hand, we have not seen any people who could be seen as reformers," Tiahnybok said.

He also noted that the peculiarity of this government was that it has created "a fantastically cosmic income and tax ministry."

"Such a government can be called a government of the horde, whose main purpose is to collect taxes from those who are not in power," Tiahnybok said.