President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine will sign a decree dealing with the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Yushchenko. According to Kuchma, the prime minister has stepped down; a relevant decree concerning Yushchenko's resignation will be signed in line with the Ukrainian Constitution, he added. As head of state, I cannot hail parliament's decision to sack the Cabinet, Kuchma said in conclusion.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia