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NEWS: Ukranian Government Sacked

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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 09:42 PM
Ukraine Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov and his Government are facing the sack after a no confidence motion was voted on in the Ukranian Parliament. The motion was backed by 250 within the 450 seat parliament, following a scandal and deal with Russia that means Ukraine is facing paying over twice as much for gas imports. Ukraine will be holding government election in March and Yuri Yekhanurov will remian acting Prime Minister until a new Prime Minister is elected by Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko.
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, sacked by Mr Yushchenko last September after the partnership that swept them to power in Ukraine's Orange Revolution turned sour, was the driving force behind the no-confidence vote.

Ms Tymoshenko is competing against Mr Yushchenko's allies in the March 26 parliamentary polls, and has seized every opportunity to criticise the Government of technocrat Mr Yekhanurov which replaced her.

She has vowed to fight the five-year gas deal signed by Moscow and Kiev last Thursday after a dispute which peaked over the New Year when Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom cut supplies to its ex-Soviet neighbour for two days.

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This new no confidence vote was led by Yulia Tymoshenko who was sacked herself as Prime Minister last year.

Interesting power movings happening within the country that has only just over the last few years gotten out from underneath the Umbrella of Russia.

Is this sour grapes or is there much more happening in the Ukraine that isn't making international News?

[edit on 10-1-2006 by Mayet]

[edit on 1-11-2006 by Valhall]

posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 09:58 PM
In an update, President Yushchenko has condemmed the sacking of the Government and confirmed they will stay on in current roles until the March election.
Ukraine's President has condemned as "unconstitutional" a parliamentary vote that dismissed his Government through a motion of no confidence.
But the President, Viktor Yushchenko, says Mr Yekhanurov's Government will stay on until parliamentary elections which are due in March.
"I want to underline - they will not be caretakers but will work as prime minister and ministers of the cabinet," he said.
Observers see Moscow's tough stance on gas prices as an attempt to destabilise the Ukrainian Government ahead of the election.


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