#AceWorldNews says it is Thursday, February 27 – `Approval of Ministers in Yatsenyuk’s Cabinet’ as follows:
Ukrainian parliament has approved the list of ministers to be in Yatsenyuk’s Cabinet. According to parliament speaker Aleksandr Turchinov, who is also Ukraine’s acting president, a majority of the newly-elected ministers do not belong to any political party, Interfax reported. Turchinov has already signed a decree appointing Yatsenyuk as the head of the Cabinet.
Arseny Yatsenyuk, leader of the Batkivshchina (Fatherland) party, has been approved as prime minister by the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada). A total of 371 out of 417 MPs voted for Yatsenyuk.
The presidential election in Ukraine will require a budget of 1.965 billion hyrvnas ($200 million), said Mikhail Okhendovsky, the head of Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission. “Considering the current state of the Ukrainian budget, the commission recognizes the task of making the elections as cheap as possible,” he said, adding that organizational and technical proposals have already been made.
The leader of the Batkivshina (Fatherland) party, Arseny Yatsenyuk, has announced he is not going to run as a presidential candidate. With the new presidential election set for May, the presidential race in the country has already started.
Arseny Yatsenyuk.(Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili)Arseny Yatsenyuk.(Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili)
The EU regards Aleksandr Turchinov as the president of Ukraine. The organization’s representative Olivier Bailly said that after the Ukrainian parliament, as the guarantor of democratic legitimacy, made a decision about resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich and appointed Turchinov as interim head of state, Brussels regards Turchinov as the only legitimate president of Ukraine.
A new coalition called European Choice has been formed in the Ukrainian parliament with 250 MPs from the leading former opposition parties and factions, including Fatherland, Freedom, UDAR, Sovereign European Ukraine and Economic Development. The coalition would have more than a simple majority in the Ukrainian parliament (226 seats), but less than the 300 seats needed for an absolute Constitutional majority. The former ruling party, the Party of Regions, has announced that it will form the opposition. According to the 2004 Constitution, reinstituted by the new authorities, the majority in parliament can form the government of the country.
Arseny Yatsenyuk, who was nominated as Ukraine’s prime minister on Thursday, said the government would have to take unpopular decisions to guide the country through an economic crisis.
In a speech to parliament after his nomination, Yatsenyuk charted a course towards the European Union and urged Russia to cooperate with Ukraine following the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich.
“There is no other way out for us than to take extremely unpopular decisions,”he said. His speech received loud applause. (Reuters)
Masked men are attempting to seize the archives of the Justice Ministry in Kiev. The ministry’s press service has confirmed that the situation within the ministry’s headquarters remains normal.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has demanded urgent consultations with Russia on the situation in the Crimean autonomous region. Due to the absence of the Russian ambassador in Ukraine, who has been recalled to Moscow for consultations, Russia’s temporary charge d’affaires was handed a note demanding that the military contingent of the Russian military bases in Crimea refrain from leaving the bases.
People hold flags during a pro-Russian rally outside the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 27, 2014.(Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili)People hold flags during a pro-Russian rally outside the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 27, 2014.(Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili)
The European Parliament has called on Ukrainian’s interim government to protect the country’s Russian-speaking minority’s right to use the language.
“All Ukrainian and international, political forces must work together to ensure a united Ukraine, taking into account linguistic, cultural and historical factors,”said the parliamentary statement.
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