Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns (video)

Ukraine’s prime minister has announced his resignation in protest of the disbanding of the ruling coalition in parliament following the withdrawal of several pro-European parties.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. He said Parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws.

“I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Thursday, after several parties withdrew from the majority European Choice coalition in anticipation of early parliamentary polls.