Mykola Azarov

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Ukraine Scraps Protest Ban as PM Quits to 'Calm Crisis'

Azarov resignation unlikely to appease protesters

(Newser) - The prime minister of protest-torn Ukraine has submitted his resignation, saying he hopes the move would help bring peaceful resolution to the crisis that has gripped the country for two months. Mykola Azarov's resignation would remove one of the figures most despised by the opposition. Hours later, parliament repealed... More »

Ukraine Ruling Party Claims Election Win

But ultranationalist party gets big boost

(Newser) - Ukraine's governing Party of Regions says it won yesterday's parliamentary elections, though it will be weeks before the new parliament's makeup becomes clear. Exit polls suggest President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party took between 27.6% and 32% of the vote and the former prime minister Yulia... More »

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