"It is important that the coalition was not formal, but real one. If someone does not want to work in a European coalition - get out. I took responsibility and I will continue to bear it. This is what you must do for the state today," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk said during presentation of the Plan of legislative support of reforms in the Verkhovna Rada, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Cabinet.
Yatseniuk called the initiative of the Plan of legislative support of reforms absolutely correct and timely: "This act, which will be approved by the Ukrainian parliament - this is a clear roadmap for the supreme legislative body of the country."
"Before the end of this Parliament's cadence we need to approve at least 500 legislative acts - professional laws, aimed at reforming the country and the approximation of Ukraine to the European Union," he stressed.
At the same time, the head of the government stressed that for the laws needed for the country to be passed, " the unity of the whole coalition is necessary in the first place."
He reminded that a few months ago Ukraine's first constitutional coalition of the country's European choice was formed, which formally has more than 300 people's deputies: "It is important that the coalition was not a formal but an actual one."
"When some political forces in the coalition are currently taking place and role of the opposition, they need to withdraw from the coalition. And honestly say to the entire country: 'We are not interested in the fate of the country, we came under different slogans, but due to the fact that the election campaign to the local authorities is beginning, we are interested in populism and ratings'," he said.
Yatseniuk stressed that now "everything lies in the plane of political responsibility to the country for what we promised in the elections": "We promised hard work and complicated reforms. We promised to lay the groundwork for the country's future, to take on this political responsibility and pay with our political ratings today for tomorrow to be different. For the country to be really on the same rung with the member states of the European Union tomorrow."
The prime minister stressed the need for the coalition to 'gather for a serious and frank discussion': " If someone does not want to work in a European coalition - get out. Those who do not take on responsibility - say it. You have already, in principle, said it. And if someone wants to shift responsibility to the government - I took this responsibility and I will continue to bear it. There is no other way out for the country. This is what we must do today for the state. And then history will judge us all and give everyone a fair and objective assessment," the prime minister said.