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Propresidential faction to help cabinet to step down - source

The faction's meeting has lasted for three and a half hours.

Propresidential faction to help cabinet to step down - source
Photo: Max Trebukhov

The propresidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) parliamentary faction has recognized the Cabinet of Ministers' performance as unsatisfactory, one of its members has told LB.ua.

The MPs decided to initiate a collection of signatures in favour of dismissing the cabinet. According to LB.ua's source, they nearly unanimously voted in favour of dismissing the government. Eight MPs abstained and one voted against it.

The meeting has lasted for three and a half hours. President Petro Poroshenko was the first to speak, followed by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

According to information available to LB.ua, Oleh Lyashko's Radical Party faction and the People's Will group are also inclined to help the cabinet out.

The Ukrainian government is expected to report to parliament on its performance on 16 February. The Ukrainian parliament can approve or reject its report. In the latter case, parliament should initiate the Cabinet of Ministers' dismissal by collecting 150 signatures of MPs.