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Ukraine’s activists slow formation of new Cabinet

An anti-Yanukovych protester, wrapped in a Ukrainian flag with the name of his village on it, placed flowers Tuesday at a memorial for those killed in clashes with police in Kiev.
An anti-Yanukovych protester, wrapped in a Ukrainian flag with the name of his village on it, placed flowers Tuesday at a memorial for those killed in clashes with police in Kiev. Credit: Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press

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KIEV — The interim leaders of Ukraine stepped on the brakes Tuesday as they faced resistance from street protesters and some members of parliament, who objected that they were moving too fast in forming a new Cabinet just three days after the old regime collapsed.

New ministers for every department were supposed to be in place by the end of the day. But strenuous protests from the Maidan — the city’s main square that is still thickly populated with demonstrators — about a lack of input forced the leaders of parliament to wait at least until Thursday, despite European worries that Ukraine needs to move quickly to get its financial house in order.

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