Ukraine prime minister resigns over coalition break up

Arseniy Yatsenyuk announces resignation after several parties withdrew from majority European Choice coalition.


Afp July 24, 2014

KIEV: Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned on Thursday in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition.

"I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives," a furious Yatsenyuk told parliament after several parties withdrew from the majority European Choice coalition in anticipation of early parliamentary polls.

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