Ukraine PM resigns after six months
Kiev: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk has resigned after six months in the job and will be replaced by one of his deputies, according to members of parliament.
Goncharuk had offered to quit in January after a leaked recording emerged of him questioning President Volodymyr Zelensky’s grasp of economics, only for the head of state to refuse his resignation.
Although government officials did not confirm that Goncharuk was stepping down, MPs from Zelensky’s party said his departure was announced during a meeting with the president and that a parlimentary vote to approve it would be held on Wednesday.
Zelensky planned to replace his 35-year-old prime minister — the youngest premier in Ukraine’s history — because he was unhappy with the government’s performance on economic issues. – AFP