Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has decided to make its meetings closed from September 2. Reporters will be briefed about the results of meetings after they are held. will be This was stated by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency has reported.
"Government meetings should not be turned into shows. Therefore, we will change the format. We will communicate with the press based on the results of the meetings," Honcharuk said.
The prime minister explained that initially the Cabinet will work with ministers in normal mode. They will later inform the press about Cabinet decisions and answer their questions.
Ex-Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko on Facebook said this decision marks return to the practice of the government of ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, who ordered Cabinet meetings closed to the press.