Ukrainian premier steps down

Parliament repeals 9 of 12 laws aimed at stopping protests

Posted: January 29, 2014 at 5:11 a.m.

Protesters guard the barricade in front of riot police Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov submitted his resignation on Tuesday, saying he hoped the move would help bring a peaceful resolution to the crisis that has gripped the country for two months.

Mykola Azarov, the prime minister of Ukraine, resigned Tuesday, hours before a planned vote of no confidence by the parliament that could have stripped him of his powers.

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