Yanukovych dismisses Azarov and Cabinet of Ministers

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Dec. 3, 2012, 11:55 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (pictured) and the entire Cabinet of Ministers resigned on Dec. 3. President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted their decision, but ordered them to continue working until the new government is in place.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The head of state has signed a relevant decree No. 673/2012 on Monday, reads a posting on the president's Web site. The decree takes effect on the day of its publication.

In the same decree, the president ordered the Cabinet of Ministers to carry out its duties until the new government begins to work.

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