Before the meeting at the Verkhovna Rada, Yulia Tymoshenko gave a lobby interview to reporters. She asked the media to expose the myth, which was recently launched against her and her party's coalition partners.

“The fractions I am negotiating with about the establishment of a new coalition, committed a provocation in the media against me and my colleagues in Batkivschyna party. They said that we supposedly changed our requirements dramatically. You can check all my public statements: we have clearly stated our requirements in the last week, and we have not deviated from them. The information that our proposals are contrary to the requirements of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is strictly contradicts the reality. We realize that it is necessary to cooperate with the IMF,” said Tymoshenko.