Shmyhal reacted to Tkachenko’s statement of resignation

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Shmygal does not yet understand Tkachenko’s motivation

The prime minister responded to Tkachenko’s main complaint regarding the government’s decision to separate the State Film Agency from the Ministry of Culture.

Prime Minister Denis Shmygal has not yet talked to Minister of Culture and Information Policy Alexander Tkachenko, who this week wrote a letter of resignation… He said this at a briefing on the results of a working trip to the Transcarpathian region, reports Interfax-Ukraine Friday, 12 November.

“As soon as there is an opportunity to talk to the minister, I will understand his motivation,” Shmygal said.

He also responded to Tkachenko’s main complaint regarding the government’s decision to separate the State Film Agency from the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.

“The separation of the State Film Agency from the Ministry of Culture was carried out at the initiative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. This is due to the fact that it gives a significant status to the State Film Agency, allocates it to a separate central executive body, with the ability to formulate policy. This is a strengthening of this direction,” Shmygal said.

As for the possible change of the minister and the candidacy of the new head of the Ministry of Culture, the prime minister said that so far “we have not spoken to anyone, have not thought about it.”

“This is the prerogative of the parliament. If such a need arises, we will consult with the mono-majority faction,” the head of the government said.

Earlier this week, the mayor of Svalyava Yuri Griga resigned… The reason for this decision was the lack of mutual understanding with the City Council deputies.

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