Poroshenko Bloc, People's Front, Batkivschyna agree to form new coalition on Tuesday, Radicals remain the opposition
The parliamentary factions of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, the People's Front and the Batkivschyna Party have agreed to form a new coalition, head of the Radical Party's faction Oleh Liashko said.
"They've agreed that a new coalition is scheduled to meet at noon [on Tuesday]. The coalition will include the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, the People's Front, and Batkivschyna. As our proposals haven't been taken into account, the Radical Party will remain the opposition," Liashko told reporters after the end of consultations between the parliament's factions and groups and the Ukrainian president on Monday evening.
Head of the People's Front faction Maksym Burbak in turn confirmed that the founding meeting of the new coalition's members would take place on Tuesday noon. All MPs from the Poroshenko Bloc, the People's Front, and Batkivschyna are scheduled to meet.
"[They will get together] to form a coalition in the end and start working on the prime minister's candidacy, Cabinet members and an action plan of the future government," he said.
The meeting will take place after the Verkhovna Rada votes to dismiss Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, he said.