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Resignation Of Ukraine's PM, Explained
12 April, 2016
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What You Need To Know:

✅  The announced resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was expected;

✅  “We need someone who can get support from all circles. Both new civic activists, old oligarchs and so on, and manage them to go all together in changing Ukraine. From this perspective, Groysman is good enough;”

✅  For reforms to go through, experts suggest two options: “One is that we need a technical government. Another is that we need a government which has political support in the Parliament;”

✅  Jaresko vs. Groysman: “Both of them have no other plan but to implement necessary reforms in quite a speedy manner. There is an understanding this is not just a choice between different action plans; this is a choice between two managers who can implement the same plan.”

The announced resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was not unexpected, according to Taras Kachka, Business Ombudsman and former Acting President of the American-Ukraine Chamber of Conference. Yatsenyuk’s popularity ratings dropped significantly over the past couple of months and “in order to speed up reforms, you need a government which has support in the parliament,” he says. On April 12th,Ukraine’s Parliament will authorize Yatsenyuk’s resignation and select a new candidate, most likely current Speaker Volodymyr Groysman.

“We need someone who can get support from all circles. Both new civic activists, old oligarchs and so on, and manage them to go all together in changing Ukraine. From this perspective, Groysman is good enough,” says Kachka on Groysman’s probable appointment.

Investors such as the IMF, require key reforms to go through in so that they can continue with their financial support to Ukraine. For these reforms to happen, experts suggest two options: “One is that we need a technical government. Another is that we need a government which has political support in the Parliament.”

Some of Kachka’s colleagues believe that U.S. born Finance Minister, Natalie Jaresko will be better at leading a technocratic government, however others believe that Groysman is more skilled at governing people for support. “Both of them have no other plan but to implement necessary reforms in quite a speedy manner. There is an understanding this is not just a choice between different action plans; this is a choice between two managers who can implement the same plan,” adds Kachka.

Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk and Andriy Kulykov spoke to Taras Kachka, Business Ombudsman and former Acting President of American-Ukraine Chamber of Conference live on The Sunday Show on April 10th, 2016 in Kyiv.