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Azarov out for now or out for good as prime minister?

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Dec. 3, 2012, 4:41 p.m. | Ukraine — by Katya Gorchinskaya

A photo taken on Jan. 20 shows Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov leaving in front of a sign reading "Azarov" after his press conference in Kyiv. President Viktor Yanukovych on Dec. accepted the resignation of Azarov and the entire government, the presidency said. It said in a statement that Azarov had asked Yanukovych to accept his resignation as premier. The ministers will remain in their posts on a temporary basis until a new government is formed, it added. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
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Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his government resigned on Dec. 3, immediately after approving the next year's budget, and President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation, the president's press service said in a statement.

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