Axar.az
UP
28 February 2020


Ukraine rocked by leaked audio scandal

Home page Politics
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Volodymyr Zelensky has rejected the resignation of his prime minister, who was under pressure after leaked audio seemed to show him criticize the president for his lack of knowledge. Is the premier the victim of a plot?

Axar.az reports citing DW.com that the new year in Ukraine has begun in crisis mode. On January 8, the country was in shock following the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet over Tehran. And now, the government is facing a crisis.

On Friday, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk announced he had tendered his resignation, days after leaked audio appeared to show Honcharuk disparage President Volodymyr Zelensky as having a "very primitive" understanding of economics.

Just hours later, Zelensky rejected his premier's resignation over the "unpleasant" tape situation. "I've thought about it," Zelensky said in a video released by his office, "and it seems to me that it would be proper to give you and your government a chance."

At issue is a leaked audio recording of a meeting of a small group of government officials, at which Honcharuk and several ministers were present. In the six-minute recording, they talk about, among other things, the problems associated with the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the national currency, the hryvnia.

In the conversation, Honcharuk appears to say Zelensky doesn't understand much about the economy — though he also apparently describes his own limited understanding as well.

Date
2020.01.18 / 14:57
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Belarus: We support Baku's membership in the CSTO

Armenia won’t close Georgian border - Coronavirus

Armenia’s ex-President Serzh Sargsyan goes on trial

Trump appoints Pence to lead US coronavirus response

The first cybercrime from the EU on China and Russia

President of Mongolia to be quarantined - Coronavirus

Zelensky and Erdogan launched a project

"Erdogan fear" turned into an "election race" in Israel

The war in Karabakh is inevitable - Point from Russia

US blacklists new leader of Iran-backed Iraqi militia

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla