The Minister of Defence Yury Ekhanurov intends on Thursday, May 21, to meet the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko to explain a situation with statements for detection of the facts of corruption in its department.
He declared it in interview to journalists on Wednesday in Kiev, transfers "Interfax - Ukraine".
"Certainly, I intend (with the president) to meet it... I have to make explanations, and I think that it will take place soon, most likely, tomorrow (on May 21 - IF)", - told Ekhanurov.
At the same time Ekhanurov emphasized that intends to hold a ministerial post until the president won't be determined by this occasion and the question of its resignation won't be проголосован in parliament.
"There will be an address to the president, the assessment will be presented, but he is (president) - the Supreme Commander and, according to the Constitution, it is his prerogative, and let it make the decision on this question. And I will continue to work, as well as worked", - the minister told.
He also declared that the events which have occurred on meetings of the government on Wednesday in connection with check of CREWE of its department, are in especially political plane.
"That day when I became Minister of Defence, I wrote the application for a suspension of political activity, and this question (its possible resignation and check of CREWE) are in the plane of political dismantlings. Therefore I can't make comments on these things now. Here when will dismiss, I much that will tell", - he told.
As it was reported, on Wednesday at meeting of the government results of check of GLAVKRU of economic activity of the Ministry of Defence were published.
In particular, it was declared identification large-scale violations in the land sphere, about corruption in the Ministry of Defence during catering services of soldiers and fuel purchase for military equipment.
After that Tymoshenko asked the Verkhovna Rada and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to create a special investigation team on the corruption facts in the Ministry of Defence, and also offered to the president to dismiss Ekhanurova.
About it between Public skirmish happened Tymoshenko and Ekhanurov.