Ukraine: Hundreds demand Yatsenyuk's resignation outside Rada

Hundreds of activists and supporters of the nationalist Svoboda party rallied outside the Ukrainian parliament building (the Verkhovna Rada) in Kiev on Tuesday, calling for Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign. Protesters waved Svoboda party flags and held placards with slogans such as 'Remove Yatsenyuk' and banners calling for a committee to be set up in order to investigate the current government. Andrei Illenko, a speaker at the event, called for 'decisive action' to be taken. There was a heavy police presence at the rally in case of scuffles and clashes. The demonstration comes following a report released by former head of State Financial Inspection Nikolai Gordienko accusing Yatsenyuk of corruption. According to Gordienko, the schemes reportedly involved billions of dollars. Yatsenyuk has since denied these claims. One of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's representatives, Sergei Kaplin, is reported to have said that a temporary investigative committee will be established to examine Gordienko's claims and that Yatsenyuk could be dismissed, if officials vote for the motion, following the committee's findings.

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