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Yanukovych accepts Azarov's resignation; other disputes remain (live updates)

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Jan. 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. | Politics — by Kyiv Post

) Photo taken on December 3, 2013 shows Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov greeting deputies of the majority after a vote for his resignation at the parliament in Kiev. Azarov resigned on January 28, 2014 in a bid to ease Ukraine's deadly two-month crisis as lawmakers began an extraordinary session aimed at adopting crucial reforms. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
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President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, according to the president's official website. Azarov's government will continue working until the new prime minister is appointed. Azarov, who has led Ukraine's government since Yanukovych took power in 2010, was forced out to ease tensions in Ukraine's ongoing political crisis.

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