Politics of Ukraine
Oleksiy Honcharuk becomes the new Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic travel to Kyiv by train to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in order to demonstrate "unequivocal support" of the European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
Ukraine passes a law ordering oligarchs to stay out of politics, a day after the failed assassination attempt to kill an aide of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, which officials said could have been a response to the reform.
Oleksiy Honcharuk and his government are voted out by the Verkhovna Rada after less than six months in office. President Volodymyr Zelensky proposes Denys Shmygal as Prime Minister.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk submits his resignation after an audio clip of him allegedly criticizing President Volodymyr Zelensky’s economic policies was leaked earlier this week. Zelensky subsequently announces that Honcharuk is allowed to keep his position.
Voters in Ukraine go to the polls today in the first round of the presidential election. President Petro Poroshenko is seeking re-election, with comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko the primary challengers. All three have expressed largely pro-European views. Former Vice Prime Minister Yuriy Boyko is the front-runner among the pro-Russian candidates. A total of 39 candidates are on the ballot, increasing the probability no candidate will win more than 50 percent of the votes. If so, the top two will meet in a second round on 21 April.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country is imposing a moratorium on repayment of a $3 billion debt to Russia following Moscow's refusal to accept repayment terms already offered to other international creditors. This means Ukraine is likely to default on the debt, which is due Sunday.
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko sends a letter of support to Ukrainian protesters after they topple a statue of Lenin.
Mykola Azarov, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and his government resign en masse following controversial elections.
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is charged with misusing state funds while serving as Prime Minister.