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President postpones UK visit over prosecutor's stalemate

The president is set to continue consultations with MPs.

President postpones UK visit over prosecutor's stalemate
Petro Poroshenko
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that he has postponed his UK visit scheduled for 11-12 May after parliament failed to agree on a new prosecutor-general and to pass the bills required for Ukraine's cooperation with the IMF to continue.

"These are the reforms which the country needs. This is the case when domestic policy affects international efforts. I will continue consultations with MPs," he tweeted.

On 10 May, the Ukrainian parliament failed to pass bill No 4669 which would open the way to Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction leader Yuriy Lutsenko to become the country's prosecutor-general. The bill was labelled as urgent by the president.