Monday, April 11, 2016

Yatsenyuk: Ukraine's energy sector free from Russia

KIEV, Ukraine, April 11 (UPI) -- Securing energy independence from Russia was among the major accomplishments since civil upheaval, outgoing Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

Yatsenyuk pointed to the "absurdity" of an artificially created political crisis for his decision to end his tenure, effective Tuesday.

"Having done everything to ensure stability and continuity of our course, I declare my decision to transfer the obligations and responsibilities of the head of government of Ukraine," he said in a statement issued Sunday.

Yatsenyuk's coalition party, the People's Front, has plunged in popularity from being the second-largest in Ukraine, behind President Petro Poroshenko's Social Democratic Party, to just 1 percent in the polls ....