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Ukraine: Protesters call for PM Yatsenyuk's resignation outside Rada01:16

Ukraine: Protesters call for PM Yatsenyuk's resignation outside Rada

Ukraine, Kiev
February 16, 2016 at 11:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev, Tuesday, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The protest was called for by the Ukrainian nationalist Svoboda party and the Party of Ordinary People. Protesters waved Svoboda flags, banged steel drums and carried effigies of Yatsenyuk and former head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration Sergei Pashinskii

Yatsenyuk's government has come under increased pressure due to allegations of corruption and the slow pace of reform. The prime minister is due to address parliament later on Tuesday, where he faces a potential vote of no confidence which could trigger snap elections.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned, claiming that substantial quantities of money were being diverted away from the Ukrainian government. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that it may withhold aid to Ukraine if it does not carry out anti-corruption reforms.

Ukraine: Protesters call for PM Yatsenyuk's resignation outside Rada01:16
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Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev, Tuesday, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The protest was called for by the Ukrainian nationalist Svoboda party and the Party of Ordinary People. Protesters waved Svoboda flags, banged steel drums and carried effigies of Yatsenyuk and former head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration Sergei Pashinskii

Yatsenyuk's government has come under increased pressure due to allegations of corruption and the slow pace of reform. The prime minister is due to address parliament later on Tuesday, where he faces a potential vote of no confidence which could trigger snap elections.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned, claiming that substantial quantities of money were being diverted away from the Ukrainian government. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that it may withhold aid to Ukraine if it does not carry out anti-corruption reforms.

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