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You're reading: Mychailo Wynnyckyj: Azarov’s resignation leaves Hrushevskoho on edge

The resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov was accepted by President Viktor Yanukovych today, and each minister in Ukraine’s government is now (as a result) an acting minister.

The draconian laws passed with massive procedural irregularities on January 16 were also rescinded today by parliament.

Both of these events presumably should have been celebrated by the protesters – in fact, many are worried, twitchy and apprehensive. Tension is particularly high near the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street where defenses are most comprehensive, but also where police lines are in plain view of the demonstrators.

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