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Yatsenyuk ponders new political platform

"I say it as I see it. If it happens, we'll have one party."

The former prime minister and leader of the People's Front, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has put forward the idea of a new political platform.

He said this on the sidelines of the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting when he was asked to comment on the prospects for a merger between the People's Front and the Petro Poroshenko Bloc-Solidarity.

"Not a merger between the People's Front and the Petro Poroshenko Bloc but the formation of a new political platform which would involve all people of this country who can do something and know how to do this," he said.

He added that the core of this platform can be formed by the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and the People's Front but it is just a discussion for now.

"I say it as I see it. If it happens, we'll have one party. If it does not happen, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc will go its own way, we will go take our own path and we'll meet at the elections," he said.

In the summer of 2017, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko suggested that a new pro-government party should be set up in Ukraine but not on the basis of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and the People's Front.

MP Mustafa Nayem said that the People's Front and the Petro Poroshenko Bloc had in practice become one thing and were preparing for elections.