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Ukraine president accepts resignation of PM, entire cabinet

Published on Jan 28, 2014 9:58 PM
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A riot policeman stands on duty outside the Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in a decree on Tuesday accepted the offer of resignation from Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire cabinet. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in a decree on Tuesday accepted the offer of resignation from Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire cabinet.

"I accept the resignation of Mykola Azarov and as a consequence the resignation of the entire Ukrainian government," read the text of the decree published on the presidency website.

He requested they stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government is named.