President Petro Poroshenko‘s parliamentary faction, the largest in the Verkhovna Rada, was criticized after it failed to react to the scandal involving one of its key members.
Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned on Feb. 3, accusing Ihor
Kononenko, lawmaker and business partner of Poroshenko, of interfering
in the ministry’s work by trying to install his own people to run
state-owned enterprises and to name one of Abromavicius’ deputies.