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Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns

(RFE/RL) 21 November 2005 -- Ukraine's deputy prime minister for regional affairs announced his resignation today.

Roman Bezsmertnyy told a news conference in Kyiv that he is stepping down to concentrate on preparing for parliamentary elections next March.

Bezsmertnyy is head of the election campaign of the pro-presidential Our Ukraine party.

Campaigning for the polls officially kicks off on 26 November .

(Interfax/ ITAR-TASS)

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