08:00 GMT01 March 2021
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    Amid the ongoing cabinet reshuffles, the Ukrainian authorities are doing what they know best – acting irresponsibly and risking losing the support of their European and US allies, German media wrote.

    The Ukrainian parliament failed on Tuesday to pass a resolution of no-confidence in the government, which would have forced the resignation of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk.

    “Beset as it is by many problems Ukraine is now facing an all-out war between the reformers and oligarchs,” Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote.

    Die Welt echoed this opinion pointing to the lingering conflict between President Petro Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk and about the crisis, which is worsening every day.

    “If the parliamentary coalition breaks apart and Kiev has to call new elections, this would spell new upheavals for the country, which is all the more dangerous given the lack of popular support for President Poroshenko,” the newspaper warned.

    The number of Ukrainians who believe that the promises made by the Maidan never materialized and that there is no real fight against corruption. The West is also getting critical of what is going on in Ukraine, Die Welt added.

    “Petro Poroshenko is trying to bring the situation back under control <…> but his ability to do this any time soon is a big question. Reshuffling an inefficient government guarantees no stability,” the newspaper warned.

    The economic situation in Ukraine has been deteriorating since February 2014, when a new government came to power in what some consider a coup. The country's GDP fell by 6.8 percent in 2014, while inflation soared to 24.9 percent.

    Ukraine is also plagued with corruption, with the Kiev authorities seeking to implement reforms to prevent it.


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