National unity coalition created in Ukrainian parliament

18:46, 03 August 2006
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Between Our Ukraine and Party of Regions

Our Ukraine (NU) and Party of Regions (PRU) signed the memorandum on the formation of a coalition in the new format, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.

      According to NU member Roman Zvarych, the anti-crisis coalition was renamed in the coalition of the national unity.

      He hopes other factions will join the new coalition.

      Zvarych confirms that NU is ready to enter the coalition. But when asked whether his faction would vote for Yanukovych’s premiership, he answered that NU had not discussed this issue yet.

      The anti-crisis coalition put forward Yanukovych for premier yet the new coalition should not obligatory support the nomination of the previous one.

      Zvarych declares that the new coalition will base on the National Unity Declaration which is to be signed officially at 1 p.m. Thursday.

      The MP notes that the Declaration managed to adjust the acute questions of unitarity, land, status of the Ukrainian language and NATO membership.

      He adds that voting on premier is on the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada evening sitting.

      The president insisted on swearing-in of the judges of the Constitutional Court which probably happened on Friday.

      Thus Ukraine falls into a new political situation that enables to tackle the long-drawn political clash.

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