Ukraine's Azarov offers his resignation: government press service

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Posted: Jan 28, 2014 3:30 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said.

He said he had personally asked President Viktor Yanukovich to accept his resignation "for the sake of a peaceful settlement" to conflict in the country.

(Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Jack Stubbs)