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On the picture Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk chairs a government meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko.

By Baron Henri Estramant.

Sunday, 10 April 2016, Kiev: Ukraine’s 40th Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Sunday, paving the way for Western-backed coalition parties to nominate an ally of President Petro Poroshenko to try to form a more stable government.

Yatseniuk survived a no-confidence motion in February, but political infighting and graft scandals have fractured the ruling coalition and further delayed the disbursement of aid under a $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund bailout programme. 

His request to resign is to be submitted to parliament on Tuesday, 12 April; thus a new government may be formed. The party of the president, Petro Poroshenko, has already nominated the speaker of parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, to fill his post. 

Yatseniuk’s resignation comes also amidst a political turmoil sparked by the “no” in the Dutch referendum for the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. 

 For information;

 Prime Minister’s Office:

 Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Belgium and the European Atomic Community (HE Ambassador 

Mykola Tochytskyi):

Embassy of Ukraine to The Netherlands, Mission to the OPCW (HE Ambassador Olexander Horin):

President Poroshenko on the Dutch referendum to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement:



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