Resigned Ukraine Economy Minister May Consider Staying in Revamped Cabinet

© AP Photo / Sergei ChuzavkovUkraine's Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius, a Lithuanian national, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Ukraine's Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius, a Lithuanian national, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Ukraine's Economic Development and Trade Minister Aivaras Abromavicius, who had tendered his resignation in protest at government corruption and political pressure, said Monday he may consider staying in his post if the country gets new technocrat Cabinet and enforces tough anti-corruption reforms.

KIEV (Sputnik) — Aivaras Abromavicius announced his resignation in protest over alleged attempts by Poroshenko’s administration to put obstacles in his way.

"I liked my work. I have put together a unique team of about a hundred young reformers…A lot of work remains unfinished. If the conditions change and the Cabinet is revamped, I might consider the possibility [of remaining in his post," Abromavicius said in an interview with Germany's Deutsche Welle.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. - Sputnik International
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Abromavicius added that he thought the government would continue its activities with minimal reshuffle.

The day after Abromavicius announced his resignation plans, he was followed by four other ministers. However, they recalled their resignations later. Amid the government crisis, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that his government was ready to resign if parliament found it necessary.

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