May 20, 2019 / 2:43 PM / 6 months ago

Ukraine prime minister to step down on Wednesday

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman walks before a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine May 20, 2019. Vladyslav Musiienko/Ukrainian Governmental Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said he would step down after the next government meeting on Wednesday and that he would take part in the upcoming parliamentary election.

Groysman spoke after the newly-sworn in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced earlier that he was dissolving parliament in preparation for a snap election after two months.

“I made a decision for myself to resign on Wednesday after the next government meeting,” he said in a televised statement.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams

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