Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on Thursday, while explosions echoed through the eastern city of Luhansk.
Residents are fleeing from ongoing fighting and shortages in the east of Ukraine, as new president Petro Poroshenko discusses peace.
Surrounded on all sides by the Ukrainian army, civilians trapped inside Sloviansk are subject to daily shelling from mortars and artillery.
It’s likely that most phone users have used an app developed in Ukraine. By 2020, officials want to grow its export revenues to $10 billion.
With around 55 percent of the vote seemingly in the bag, the candy billionaire will likely avoid a second-round runoff.
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