January 10, 2006

Ukraine’s parliament votes out government

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine parliament voted on Tuesday to
sack Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov's government over a gas
deal with Russia.

A no-confidence motion was backed by 250 deputies in the
450-seat parliament, angry over the deal with Moscow, which
means Ukraine will pay nearly twice as much for its gas imports
this year.

Yekhanurov will remain as acting prime minister until a new
premier is named. Ukraine is due to hold a parliamentary
election in March.