Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, a close ally of embattled President Viktor Yanukovich, resigned his position today as the political crisis deepens.
Al- Ahram reported:
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday in a bid to ease Ukraine’s deadly two-month crisis as lawmakers debated key reforms.
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“I have taken a personal decision to ask the president of Ukraine to accept my resignation from the post of prime minister with the aim of creating an additional possibility for a political compromise to peacefully resolve the conflict,” he said in a statement.