Thu. Oct 21st, 2021

Ukraine President rejects Prime Minister’s resignation

KIEV, UKRAINE - 2019/08/29: Newly appointed Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk speaks during the first meeting of the new Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine. After the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky in the 2019 Presidential election and his inauguration, the Ukrainian Parliament was dissolved, and the parliamentary elections were held on July 21, 2019. (Photo by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has rejected the resignation of the his Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk, following the release of an audio Tape in which Honcharuk appeared to made disparaging comments about the President’s understanding of economics. In the video, the speaker was heard saying “There used to be good business managers, under whom the [economic growth] was 4.6%. Then Sorosites came, and the economic growth is 2% and less. And you cannot prove anything to anyone.”

Following the release of the tape, Mr. Honcharuk said that video was doctored but tendered a letter of resignation, which he said was an expression of his respect for the President.

In a meeting where the President rejected Honcharuk’s resignation, the President said he was giving him a second chance.

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