: Reuters: Ukraine 'very volatile' after PM resignation, says Council of Europe

12:41 Apr. 12, 2016

Reuters: Ukraine 'very volatile' after PM resignation, says Council of Europe

Thorbjoern Jagland speaks to The Associated Press in an interview at the start of his two-day visit to Athens, Oct. 22, 2013 (AP Photo)

Thorbjoern Jagland says it is urgernt for Ukraine to establish a new govenment

Ukraine has become "very volatile" since Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigned, the head of the Council of Europe said on Monday (April 11), calling for the swift formation of a new government and speedier progress on reforms.

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Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Sunday, opening the way to seeking a more stable government for Ukraine which is struggling with an economic crisis and a conflict with Russia-backed rebels in its eastern regions.

"The situation in Ukraine is now very volatile," Thorbjoern Jagland told reporters in Brussels. "It is urgent that they establish a new government and even more urgent that they speed up the reform process."

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Reforms of Ukraine's judiciary and penal system as well as decentralization were key to rebuilding public trust, he said.

"A new government will have to take this on in a much more impressive way than has been the case until now," Jagland said.

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