Tigipko: Party of Regions Preparing for Convention

22 February 2014, Ukrainian National News

The Party of Regions will soon hold a convention to determine their future plan of action, said PoR MP Serhiy Tigipko at a press briefing in the Parliament.

“Presidential elections will take place in three months and the party needs to get ready for it. The leadership of the party will not change for the time being. Yefremov is at the moment absent in the parliament, but we have no issues with the leadership of the faction,” said Tigipko.

He confirmed that in the last few days, during the clashes on the streets, 77 MPs left the parliamentary faction. “All others are staying, and the last one to leave will be Serhiy Tigipko,” he said.

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Sergiy Tigipko announces primary steps to crisis resolution

Party of Regions MP Sergiy Tigipko said on his FB page that a solution to the crisis in the country requires several steps, including the resignation of Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Rybak (Party of Regions faction) and the urgent election of a prime minister supported by all factions. 

“The president, the parliament speaker, the acting prime minister, and opposition leaders have completely lost control of the situation in the country and do not offer any solutions to bring peace. Their inaction is leading to increased confrontation and deaths. Immediate concrete steps, rather than mock negotiations, are needed to resolve the crisis in the country. I think that the primary steps should be: Continue reading