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Governor of Ukraine’s western region compelled to resign by mob of ‘protesters’

January 24, 2014, 17:24 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, January 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Governor of Ukraine’s western Volyn region Boris Klimchuk has resigned, local television said.

He signed a resignation request under pressure from a mob of 6,000 or so ‘protesters’, who gathered for a meeting in the center of Lutsk, the regional administrative center.

Chairman of the regional council, Vladimir Voitovich also filed a request on stepping down from his position earlier in the day. He had to do so after talks with representatives of the opposition and protest action activists.

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