A handout picture released by the Ukrainian prime minister's press service shows Ukrainian Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk chairing a cabinet meeting in Kiev on November 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PRIME MINISTER'S PRESS SERVICE / ANDREW KRAVCHENKO
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested Tuesday that Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk resign because his government had lost public support, but said there should not be a snap election.Speaking in parliament after the statement, Yatseniuk was not explicit about whether he would resign or not, saying he would accept whatever decision parliament made.Poroshenko heads Ukraine's largest party, and Yatseniuk the next largest. The government is struggling to haul Ukraine out of recession at the same time as fighting a pro-Russian separatist insurgency in its industrial east.
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