Summary Ministers of parliament in Ukraine who are members of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda party have assaulted the CEO of the state television channel, forcing him to sit at his desk and sign a letter of resignation. The incident is the latest power play by the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, who have emerged as a dominant force in the new coalition government.
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Summary "The nationalist Svoboda party and the Udar party led by former boxer Vitali Klitschko pulled out of the group of legislators that took over after former President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted by protesters seeking closer ties with the European Union. Parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said it was up to Udar and Svoboda to propose a candidate for temporary prime minister to lead the government until early parliamentary elections can be held." The New York Times adds that it's unclear if Yatsenyuk's announcement was symbolic or if he actually was leaving the government.
Summary Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, center, is shown in 2012 with Oleh Tyahnybok, then leader of the nationalist Svoboda party, left, and WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Vitali Klitschko, right, in Kiev, Ukraine. (Associated Press/2012). Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition.