Ukraine: Poroshenko to Form Government “This Week” Amid Western Pressure

Under pressure from Western nations concerned with the status of reform projects, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will soon move to form a new government, the first such initiative since the former chocolate magnate took office in October. The delays in forming a government have led to poor delegation of humanitarian and military aid originating in the European Union or the United States, and have unsettled Ukrainians and Westerns alike. This shared restlessness is due partially to what some suspect are existing rows between Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and Poroshenko, as reports have emerged detailing a bitter political rivalry.

In a recent news conference Poroshenko stated that he “hopes the process” of establishing a new government will begin later this week, though noticeably missing from his speech were steps on how such a process would ultimately be carried out. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military continues to engage separatist groups in combat throughout eastern Ukraine amid reports that a fresh wave of Russian supplies recently arrived to replenish rebel supply reserves in Donetsk and Luthansk.

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