Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign

    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign

    April 10, Keiv: The Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has announced that he will resign next week, blaming politicians' failure to enact "real changes".

    Yatsenyuk's resignation comes as no surprise. He is in office since former pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014. He said he would inform his resignation to parliament on Tuesday.

    The current President, Petro Poroshenko, asked him to quit in February, saying he had lost support. His government has been accused of inaction and corruption.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has threatened to withhold aid money if it does not carry out reforms.

    Parliamentary Speaker Volodymyr Groysman has been nominated by Mr Poroshenko's party to replace Yatsenyuk, BBC reported.

    Announcing his resignation on Twitter, Yatsenyuk called for the formation of a new government immediately to prevent "destabilization of [the] executive branch during a war".

    The government in Kiev is signed up to an uneasy truce with pro-Russian rebels in two of Ukraine's eastern regions, with frequent ceasefire violations reported, according to media reports.

    The Oslo Times


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