The Ukrainian cabinet should get a new head as soon as possible, said Odesa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili, an avid critic of Premier Yatseniuk, in his interview with Reuther’s Feb. 14 on the sidelines of the Munich conference on security.
“We need a new premier. The best option is to replace Yatseniuk – otherwise we will waste months,” he said.
Saakashvili accused Yatseniuk of inability to lead Ukraine out of the crisis. “Despite Yatseniuk’s 2 years in office, the results are minimal, sometimes even negative,” he said.
Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavichus had a point when he said the level of graft in Ukraine remains high, Saakashvili said.
“The early elections are fraught with risks but the preservation of the status-quo is unacceptable,” Saakashvili said.
He expects the West realizes the need to replace the Ukrainian premier, M. Saakashvili said.