Tymoshenko not seeking prime minister post

2014-02-23 21:31
(Bulent Kilic, AFP)

(Bulent Kilic, AFP)

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Kiev - Ukraine's opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said on Sunday that she would not seek the post of prime minister in a new coalition government formed following the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych.

"Information that I was being considered for the post of prime minister of Ukraine came as a surprise," the former premier said in a statement released by her Batkivshchyna [Fatherland] party.

"This issue was not agreed or discussed with me. Thank you for your respect, but I ask you not to consider my candidacy for the post of the head of the government."

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