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