PressTV: Ukrainian prime minister resigns

July 24, 2014

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 Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:34PM GMT

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has handed in his resignation to protest the disbanding of the ruling coalition party.

“I am announcing my resignation in connect with the collapse of the coalition,” Yatsenyuk said in Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday. He also said the parliament was no longer capable of doing its work or passing necessary laws. Yatsenyuk’s resignation came as several parties have withdrawn from the majority European Choice coalition in anticipation of early parliamentary polls. Earlier today Yatseniuk said the country will slap sanctions on Russia over what he called Moscow’s support for pro-Russia forces in the east. Yatseniuk has repeatedly accused Moscow of funding and supporting the forces, a claim Russia denies. Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Russian…

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