Yatsenyuk: crisis-torn Ukraine's 'suicide' mission PM

Arseniy Yatsenyk, who announced his resignation on April 10, 2016, had been charged with failing to deliver on a pledge to tackle corruption and fix the economy in UkraineArseniy Yatsenyuk once said that taking the job of Ukrainian prime minister was “political suicide,” a prediction that caught up with him Sunday as he announced his resignation after months of political paralysis in the war-torn state. Facing charges he has been unable to deliver on a pledge to tackle corruption and fix the economy, the bespectacled pro-Western premier had survived a no-confidence vote in February before telling Ukraine he was stepping down. Ukraine was also in dire economic straits, and Yatsenyuk openly admitted that dragging the former Communist republic from the brink of collapse would mean pushing through wrenching austerity measures.

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