Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has led Ukraine through turbulent times for the past two years. He survived the loss of Crimea to Russia in 2014, a deepening rift with President Petro Poroshenko, and a no-confidence vote in February.

But now, Yatsenyuk is stepping down.

He says he hopes his departure will help the country refocus on necessary reforms.

Ukraine's internal troubles have further complicated its path towards deeper integration with the European Union. But a senior EU source says the bloc would still offer Ukraine visa-free movement this month, despite a Dutch referendum against an EU-Ukraine pact.

So, could a new government fix Ukraine’s problems? And how will its western backers react?

Presenter: Martine Dennis


Valentin Yakushik - Professor of Political Science at the University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy. 

Vladimir Mikheev - Independent Analyst at the Troika Report Project.

Pieter Cleppe - Head of the Brussels Office for Open Europe.

Source: Al Jazeera