Yury Yekhanurov, the candidate for nomination as new prime minister was rejected by Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday.
The rejection of Yekhanurov, a technocrat and President Viktor Yushhenko's long-time loyalist, dealt a blow to embattled Yushchenko, who sacked his cabinet two weeks ago after calling it too divided to continue work, China View reports.
Yekhanurov needed 226 votes for his nomination to be confirmed, but got three votes less in the 450-seat chamber.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said