Ukraine would face new stage of ‘Orange Revolution’ resigned Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Tomenko, said Thursday.
“I would organize the second stage of ‘Orange Revolution’. It would end up in legal actions suitable for people, not for oligarchs”, he said. Tomenko also added that he had found it impossible to continue working when the Ukrainian president's entourage was operating in the interests of their own business, reports Pravda.
Resignation of Tomenko was the first step in the chain of events which led to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko dismissal of the cabinet amid accusations of graft and accepted the resignation of his head of national security eight months after he was swept into office on promises to end corruption in government.
Yushchenko named Yuriy Yekhanurov, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, as acting premier to replace Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko, and ordered him to form a new government. Yushchenko also ordered a probe into corruption allegations after at least four officials quit in the past two weeks.
"I have to make those decisive radical steps because the ideals of the revolution cannot be under any doubt," Yushchenko said on public television in Kiev today. "The team was disintegrating," reminds Bloomberg.