Yatsenyuk announced his resignation from Ukrainian PM position

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Verkhovna Rada.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Verkhovna Rada.

"I announce my resignation due to the coalition breakup and blocking of governmental initiatives," Yatsenyuk said when speaking during the evening meeting on Thursday.

In case a coalition is not formed and the existing coalition has dissolved, the government should resign, Yatsenyuk said.

As to the reasons behind this decision, Yatsenyuk said: "The fact that, as of today, bills have not voted on and there is nothing to pay policemen, doctors, teachers, nothing to buy a gun with and nothing to pay with to fill up armored vehicles. The fact that, as of today, the decision has not been made in order to fill Ukrainian gas storages, in order to give the opportunity to survive the winter and in order to finally get rid of the Russian gas dependency."

Yatsenyuk headed the government on February 27, 2014 after parliamentary coalition of deputy factions European Choice was formed.

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov said during the evening plenary meeting that the European Choice coalition stopped existing officially.

The coalition's breakup will give president grounds to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada and to hold early elections if one is not reformed within 30 days.

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