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.
Prime Minister’s Office: http://www.kmu.gov.ua
Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Belgium and the European Atomic Community (HE Ambassador
Mykola Tochytskyi): http://ukraine-eu.mfa.gov.ua/en
Embassy of Ukraine to The Netherlands, Mission to the OPCW (HE Ambassador Olexander Horin): http://netherlands.mfa.gov.ua/en
President Poroshenko on the Dutch referendum to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement: http://netherlands.mfa.gov.ua/en/press-center/news/46320-komentar-prezidenta-ukrajini-z-privodu-poperednih-rezulytativ-referendumu-u-niderlandah-shhodo-ugodi-pro-asociaciju-mizh-ukrajinoju-ta-jes