Ukraine PM: Coalition Has Collapsed, I Quit
Arseniy Yatsenyuk announces his resignation in latest blow to reeling nation
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2014 10:47 AM CDT
In this Thursday, March 6, 2014 file photo, Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who quit today.   (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

(Newser) – Another day, another blow to Ukraine: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk took the dais in Parliament today to announce he's stepping down, reports the AP. "I am announcing my resignation in connect with the collapse of the coalition," said Yatsenyuk, saying that Parliament could no longer function after two parties—the nationalist Svoboda party and the Udar party—pulled out of the governing coalition formed in the wake of Viktor Yanukovich's ouster. New parliamentary elections must now be called; speaker Oleksandr Turchynov says Svoboda and Udar must now put forth a candidate to step in as temporary PM.

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CasperImproved
Jul 24, 2014 3:15 PM CDT
Real leadership shown there.... I hope they find someone that can lead them back to stability. But know that, in Russia, you don't leave party, the party leaves You.
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Jul 24, 2014 3:12 PM CDT
Yeah rats are first to jump a sinking ship. Hope he gets a street pole on Maidan for treason and cooperating with the enemy.
Scaramouche
Jul 24, 2014 12:39 PM CDT
When's the last time an American politician did this? Palin doesn't count.