Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election




 
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Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election
 
July 25th, 2014  
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Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election
By Natalia Zinets and Elizabeth Piper KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over an increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing. Earlier on Thursday, two parties quit the government coalition, forcing new elections to a parliament whose make-up has not changed since before the toppling of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich in February. His successor, President Petro Poroshenko, supported the move, which one politician said would clear "Moscow agents" from the chamber. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation could leave a hole at the heart of decision-making as Ukraine struggles to fund a war with pro-Russian rebels in its east and deals with the aftermath of a plane crash that killed 298 people.




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