Ukraine forms new pro-EU coalition government

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Ukraine has a new coalition government after parliament voted for a pro-EU cabinet.

The chamber backed the appointment of Arseniy Yatsenyuk as interim prime minister by a record 371 votes.

The new leader outlined his programme to the house: “The key task for the Ukrainian government is European integration. It means a visa-free regime for Ukraine citizens and it means an agreement with the European Union on political and economic integration. It also means agreement on a fully-fledged free trade zone. The future of Ukraine is in Europe and Ukraine will become a member of the European Union.”

No date has been set for fresh parliamentary elections, but a presidential poll is due to go ahead on May 25.