Transport and Communications Minister Yosyp Vinsky resigned, the ministry's press service informed.
“In compliance with Article 18 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine” I send in my resignation from the post of Transport and Communications Minister of Ukraine. My statement is caused by serious differences with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko regarding political, personnel and economic issues, as well as ethics of relations among members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. In addition, the Prime Minister blocks reforms that are badly needed by the sector and allocation of the necessary funds for restructuring of the infrastructure objects related to holding the Football Championship Euro-2012 in Ukraine”, the Vinsky's statement reads. Earlier, Yulia Tymoshenko stated about existence of a group in the BYUT Bloc headed by her that intends to propose Vinsky for election to the presidential post.