Embattled Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk resigns

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced in a televised address on April 10, 2016 that he will resign, less than two months after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliamentUkrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Sunday in the wake of a months-long political crisis that has paralysed the government and frozen the release of vital Western aid. Parliament is expected to approve Yatsenyuk’s resignation on Tuesday and start crafting a new pro-European government that is likely to continue pulling the former Soviet country out of Russia’s orbit and toward the West. “Having done everything to ensure stability and make a smooth transition of power possible, I decided to step down from the post of prime minister of Ukraine,” the 41-year said in a weekly television address.

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