Ukraine fails to agree new pro-EU cabinet after PM quits

Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday postponed a vote to approve embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation as furious backroom battles raged over the makeup of a new pro-EU government. The latest twist in the ex-Soviet state’s volatile political drama came when the man tipped to succeed Yatsenyuk — condemned by President Petro Poroshenko for losing the public’s trust — appeared unwilling to assume his duties because of a conflict over who should join his team. Oleksiy Goncharenko, a member of Poroshenko’s party, told reporters after a gruelling day of negotiations that “we hope that (the vote) can be taken on Wednesday or Thursday”.

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