Ukraine Prime Minister Honcharuk submits resignation

12:15, Friday, 17 January, 2020
Ukraine Prime Minister Honcharuk submits resignation

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered a letter of resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday after less than six months in the role.

"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.

"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, he is, at the age of 35, Ukraine's youngest ever head of government.

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