The faction of the Block of Yulia Tymoshenko has unblocked the rostrum and the presidium of the Verkhovna Rada to open the third session of the parliament of the fifth convocation.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, in particular, the lawmakers, after almost a three-hour blockade, returned to their workplaces in the session hall.

These actions of lawmakers produced a really favorable reaction and a storm of applause of the Viriovka choir singers, who were forced to stay for nearly three hours in a box in the parliament (the choir performs the Hymn of Ukraine at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Verkhovna Rada sessions).

As UNIAN reported, this morning BYuT lawmakers blocked the rostrum and the presidium of the parliament, demanding adoption of a law banning the sale of the state-run natural gas and oil pipelines.