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Governors of Ukraine’s nine regions step down

February 24, 2014, 6:10 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 24, 5:54 /ITAR-TASS/ The heads of Ukraine’s nine regions have quit, according to the press-services of regional administrations.

At the moment the list of those who stepped down looks as follows: Oleg Salo (Lvov Region), Valentin Khoptian (Ternopol Region), Aleksandr Bashkalenko (Volyn Region), Vasily Chudnov (Ivano-Frankovsk Region), Sergey Ryzhuk (Zhitomir Region), Gennady Nikolenko (Nikolayev Region), Andrei Nikolayenko (Kirovograd Region), Aleksandr Udovichenko (Poltava Region), and Ivan Movchan (Vinnitsa Region).

The ex-governors’ resignation statements are available on the websites of the regional administrations. “A complicated political situation in the country” is the most often mentioned reason for resignation.

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