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Azarov: Regions Party teams up with Strong Ukraine

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Aug. 16, 2011, 2:14 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian Prime Minister and Regions Party leader Mykola Azarov has said that the party is teaming up with the Strong Ukraine Party, which is headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Social Policy Minister Sergiy Tigipko. "I have agreed with Sergiy Leonidovych [Tigipko] to initiate the unification of our parties – the joining of Strong Ukraine to the Regions Party," Azarov said at a joint briefing with Tigipko on Tuesday.

"We need consolidation. This move will benefit the parties and the country," Tigipko said.

"We are offering our platform as a platform to unite all forces that want to make Ukraine a European country," Azarov said.
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