Protesters attend a march in central Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Ukraine's justice minister is threatening to call for a state of emergency unless protesters leave her ministry building, which they occupied during the night. The seizure of the building early Monday underlined how anti-government demonstrators are increasingly willing to take dramatic action as they push for the president's resignation and other concessions. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)The Associated Press
KIEV, Ukraine – The prime minister of crisis-torn Ukraine has submitted his resignation.
In a statement Tuesday on the government website, Mykola Azarov offered his resignation in order to encourage what he called "social-political compromise."
Ukraine has been gripped by protests for two months and the crisis was aggravated in recent days after protesters and police clashed violently.