Nominated as PM, Ukraine's Yatseniuk warns of tough decisions

Ukraine's parliament agreed on Thursday the country should be led by a coalition government and proposed former economy minister Arseny Yatseniuk to lead it as prime minister.

Nominated as PM, Ukraine's Yatseniuk warns of tough decisions

World Bulletin/News Desk

Arseny Yatseniuk, who was nominated as Ukraine's prime minister on Thursday, said the government would have to take unpopular decisions to guide the country through an economic crisis.

In a speech to parliament after his nomination, Yatseniuk charted a course towards the European Union and urged Russia to cooperate with Ukraine following the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.

"There is no other way out for us than to take extremely unpopular decisions," he said. His speech received loud applause.

"Our country is on the brink of economic and political collapse," he told parliament after his nomination, warning that Ukraine faced threats to its territorial integrity and promising to pursue European integration.

Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2014, 14:20
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