Rada coalition officially ceases to exist
19.02.2016 13:11 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of today, while speaking at the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) meeting, the Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groisman has announced that the Samopomich party quit the ruling coalition, UNIAN reports.
"Up to the submitted application, I announce that the Samopomich faction ceases to participate in the parliamentary coalition «European Ukraine,» Groisman said.
«Its a pity, but I think we will continue political consultations and find the right way out for the country from the current situation,» he admitted.
As to the earlier report, the parliamentary Samopomich and Batkivschyna factions demanded the resignation of the government.
However, as of Feb 16, the Verkhovna Rada failed to score the needed number of votes for passing a vote of no confidence in the Cabinet and refused to dismiss Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.
As of Feb 17, the Batkivschyna faction announced it pulled out of the parliamentary coalition.