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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
Ukraine PM: Coalition Has Collapsed, I Quit
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. (Read more Ukraine stories.)

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