The Ukrainian parliament has ousted the government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a no-confidence vote.
A majority of 243 lawmakers in the 450-member chamber on Wednesday approved the no-confidence measure brought by the party of Regions led by newly-elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
Mr. Yanukovych defeated Ms. Tymoshenko in a presidential runoff election last month.
Under Ukraine's constitution, the Tymoshenko government is automatically required to resign, although it can stay on as a caretaker until a new government is appointed.
Ms. Tymoshenko earlier indicated she would resign immediately, if the no-confidence measure was approved.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.