BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko expects that her political force will receive 226 mandates in the new Verkhovna Rada.

She claimed this to a press conference in Kyiv today, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

“I hope we will receive 226 votes. It will allow us not to look for compromises for a long times, and will give us a chance to be independent”, she said.

At the same time, she emphasized, this does not mean that she will refuse from forming a coalition with democratic forces in a newly-elected Verkhovna Rada.