Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov's government on Monday (3 December), without indicating whether he would re-appoint the long-time ally ahead of tough IMF loan talks.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov expressed concern today (9 November) about the ongoing disputes over the vote count in last month's parliamentary election, calling for the establishment of a “broad coalition based on European values”.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has called for establishing an international consortium consisting of Ukraine, Russia and the European Union to modernise and manage the Ukrainian natural gas transport system.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said his country was “taken hostage” over the case of his imprisoned predecessor, Yulia Tymoshenko, which he said was overblown because of a “foreign plot” to prevent the country from getting closer to the EU.
The Ukrainian government appears to be the richest in the world, according to details disclosed during a public event held in Brussels, organised by the EU-Ukraine Business Council and attended by Ukrainian diplomats.
With Ukraine as a reliable partner, Russia doesn't need the South Stream gas pipeline and can pump any amount of gas in "whatever direction" it wishes, Mykola Azarov, prime minister of Ukraine, said yesterday (13 October) in a joint interview with EurActiv, Bloomberg and Reuters.