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Ukraine PM Resigns over Political Paralysis Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 02:28 AM

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned due to a political stalemate in the Kiev Parliament.

The Moscow Times reports that, "Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over the country's increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing. Earlier on Thursday two parties quit a parliamentary coalition, a move that opened the way for a new election to clear what a politician called "Moscow agents" from the chamber, a decision welcomed by President Petro Poroshenko."

Yatsenyuk is quoted as saying that, "Our government now has no answer to the question: How are we to pay wages, how are we tomorrow morning going to send fuel for armored vehicles, how will we pay those families who have lost soldiers, to look after the army?"

According to the Moscow Times, "Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's resignation could leave a hole at the heart of decision-making when Ukraine is struggling to fund a war with pro-Russian rebels in its east and dealing with the aftermath of a plane crash that killed 298 people. The usually mild-mannered Yatsenyuk bellowed at politicians who had failed to pass a law to allow a liberalization of control over Ukraine's pipeline system."

Ukraine has failed to approve a government budget.

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