Yanukovych announces his intention to reshuffle Ukrainian government

25 January 2014 12:21
(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that he intends to reshuffle the Cabinet of Ministers.

He said this at a meeting with the leaders of churches and religious organizations, Ukrinform reported.

"We will reformat the government so as to find the best optimal option of the government's professional composition that would work for the Ukrainian state," he said.

He said that officials must answer for their actions and mistakes.

In this regard, the president recalled the suspension of a number of officials from Kyiv City State Administration and the Interior Ministry.

"None of them will work. Everyone will be dismissed," he said.

As reported earlier, on December 14, 2013, the head of state suspended from office Deputy National Security and Defense Council Secretary Volodymyr Sivkovych and Kyiv City State Administration Head Oleksandr Popov at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office.

The Prosecutor General's Office suspected them of abuse of office during a crackdown on protesters on Kyiv's Independence Square on November 30, saying that Sivkovych and Popov were exerting pressure on the police leadership and insisting on the dispersal of pro-EU demonstrators.