"Yuliya Vladimirovna Tymoshenko had prerogatives that were broader than that of ten governments," Yushchenko said. "These prerogatives were meant to do things, not to indulge in provocations at plants by implementing directives that were incompatible -- I want to stress, incompatible -- with the interests of the state."
Yushchenko fired the government on 10 September amid allegations of corruption. The man he appointed acting prime minister, Yuriy Yekhanurov, has pledged to form a cabinet based on professionalism, not on party politics.
Yushchenko today assured that he will keep up the pace of his democracy and market reforms. He called on Yekhanurov to agree on a stability pact to end political turmoil before key parliamentary elections next March.
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