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March 21, 2023

Ukraine’s PM and government resign

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire government, the presidency said. The ministers would remain in their posts until a new government was formed, a statement on Monday said, The Herald Sun informs. “President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, satisfying the demand of the latter,” the statement added. It noted that according to Ukrainian law, whenever the prime minister resigns the entire government must do so alongside the government chief. The move comes as a new parliament prepares to meet after parliamentary elections on October 28 which raised new concerns about democratic standards under Yanukovych.A Russian-speaking bureaucrat mocked by many in Ukraine for his dry and humourless image, Azarov took office in 2010.

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