Viktor Yanukovych has Sergey Arbuzov performing the functions of Prime Minister
Sergey Arbuzov, Head of the National Bank of Ukraine, the First Vice Prime Minister, was given the authority of the Prime Minister by President Viktor Yanukovych.
This decision was today legalized in the decree № 55/2014 "On issues of ensuring the continuation of the execution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of its powers". The text of the decree is published on the website of the government.
«The First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine S. Arbuzov carried out the post of Prime-Minister of Ukraine in connection with Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine resolution of the distribution of authority, according to part four of article 42 of the law of Ukraine "On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine",» the decree tells.
According to the governmental resolution the decree inures from the moment of its publication.
On behalf of Viktor Yanukovych the Cabinet of Ministers sacked will continue to work until the beginning of the functioning of the new government.