Today’s press briefing of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has brought some new colours to controversy between main authorities of Ukraine. She informed journalists that the current goal of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is to lead the country to default in order to declare the state of emergency. “By declaring the state of national emergency, President will cancel presidential election (the presidential campaign is supposed to start in summer 2009. – T.V.)”, Mrs. Tymoshenko explained, mentioning that the Constitution prohibits holding election when the country is in a state of emergency.
Yulia Tymoshenko also said that if today or tomorrow Viktor Yushchenko not dismiss the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine, “he will be personally responsible for all that is happening in Ukrainian economy”.