Sunday, December 31, 2006

Two Viktors - one vector

The President, Parliament, and government are close to a mutual understanding, said President Yushchenko in an 'Inter' TV interview.

He explained that after the introduction of changes in the constitution, there was no effective legal document which would regulate the relations between the Presidential Secretariat and the Cabinet of Ministers, and that this had complicated collaboration between three branches of authority.

Among achievements, Yushchenko mentioned receipt of market economy state status, and the completion of the process of preparation for entrance into the WTO.

He also considers significant collaboration with the EU as a 'strategic axis for foreign policy' and reminded listeners that Ukraine in 2006 signed a major collaboration agreement "which mentions the prospect of membership of the EU".

According to Yushchenko, the purpose of the Putin-Yushchenko commission was to solve all political problems and strategic questions in order to improve bilateral relations.

In his turn, premier Viktor Yanukovych stated in an interview for "Ukrayina" TV on Saturday that there are no conflicts between himself and the President Yushchenko.
"If anyone has this impression, that we are pulling in different directions, then this not so. We have one common purpose - the growth of the economy and improvement in the welfare of our people," said Yanukovych.

"There was no war between us, there is no war, nor will there be." added Yanukovich.

Looks like someone's knocked their heads together.

Wonder how long the cessation of hostilities will last.

Happy New Year to everyone out there!

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