Ukraine prime minister to step down on Wednesday

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman gestures as he speaks during the German-Ukrainian Business Forum conference in Berlin, Germany November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said he would step down after the next government meeting on Wednesday and that he would take part in the upcoming parliamentary election.

Groysman spoke after the newly-sworn in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced earlier that he was dissolving parliament in preparation for a snap election after two months.

"I made a decision for myself to resign on Wednesday after the next government meeting," he said in a televised statement.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams)