Ukraine's President Blasts Premier

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko accuses Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for lack of management over the country's economic crisis.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko (L) and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko continue to accuse each other.

"Without a doubt, the prime minister lost control of the situation a long time ago," said Yushchenko in a statement aired Sunday and blamed Tymoshenko for the rise in Ukraine's inflation rate to 22 percent during the current year.

Ukraine's prime minister had called earlier on the country's president to resign as she raised corruption allegations against him.

"I believe the president of this country, who works according to the (principle)...that whatever is worse for the country is better for me, who makes money out of the misery of people, must step down tomorrow together with the head of the central bank," Yulia Tymoshenko had said on Friday.

But Yushchenko emphasized that according to the country's constitution, it is only the government that is responsible for creating an independent economic and financial policy.

"I am sure the prime minister is unable to assess the economic and social processes today," he said. "She put herself in opposition to the Ukrainian people and the state with her last accusations".

Tymoshenko and Yushchenko known as political allies in Ukraine, have also been criticizing each other in recent months over issues such as a gas dispute with Russia and Russia's war with Georgia in August.

Source: Press TV

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The president is full of hot air... every time the prime minster tried to do something to fix the country, he would tear it down or block it with something... come on we are not blind.... your low rateings tells all, the people know the truth. Impeach the idoit......
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