By dismissing Verkhovna Rada, PresYushchenko shot himself in the foot, Poland’s former Pres Kwasniewski said on TVN24, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the report, Kwasniewski called Yushchenko’s decision a very grave blunder. “There was a chance to create a wide democratic coalition of BYUT, NUNS and the Lytvyn bloc, and we were working on it,” he added.

The results of a new snap election will be much the same as in 2007. Moreover, Pres Yushchenko “may suffer a substantial pratfall,” A. Kwasniewski said.

Meanwhile, the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will delay for many months any serious talks on Ukraine’s entry in NATO and the EU, the ex-president said.