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World|politics|January 17, 2020 / 02:18 PM
Ukraine Prime Minister resigns

AKIPRESS.COM - Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday after less than six months in the role, AFP reports.

The presidential office responded to the letter, saying they would consider it.

"I came to the position of fulfilling the program of the president. He is for me a model of openness and decency," Honcharuk said on Facebook.

Read more: Ukraine's Oleksiy Honcharuk: From political outsider to prime minister

"However, in order to take away any doubts about our respect and trust in the president, I wrote a letter of resignation and
handed it to the president with the right to submit it to Parliament," he added.

The former lawyer and deputy head of the prime minister's office became Ukraine's youngest ever head of government at the age of 35.

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