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Ukraine's Top Security Official Resigns

Anatoliy Kinakh is now a member of Ukraine's parliament (file photo) (epa) May 12, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Ukraine's top security official, Anatoliy Kinakh, today handed in his resignation papers, saying that he wants to concentrate on his work in parliament, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Kinakh was elected to parliament as a candidate in President Viktor Yushchenko's bloc.

The head of the National Security and Defense Council, and former prime minister, says he wants to make parliament more "efficient and professional."

(with additional material from AP)

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