Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk delivering a speech at the "Europa-Forum" in Berlin on Apr. 1, 2015.
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By Melissa Chan
April 10, 2016

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Sunday announced his resignation amid political turmoil and accusations that his government has been plagued by inaction and corruption.

Yatsenyuk, who blamed lawmakers’ failure to enact “real changes,” said he plans to step down from his post next week in a move meant to make way for the formation of a new government, the BBC reports. His decision comes after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked him to resign in February, according to the news outlet.

“I thank our nation, society, civil society activists, volunteers. I thank each and every one of you for your endurance and patience,” Yatsenyuk tweeted. “As of today my goals are broader: new electoral law, constitutional reform, judicial reform, Ukraine’s membership in the EU and NATO.”

[BBC]

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