U.S. calls on all Ukrainian political leaders to maintain calm, according to the USA Embassy to Ukraine, referring to the Press Statement by Sean Mccormack, Spokesman, U.S. Department of State, Regarding the Decree of President Yushchenko Disbanding Ukrainian Parliament.

      The statement reads as follows: “In light of President Yushchenko’s decision today ordering the dissolution of Ukraine`s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, the United States calls on all Ukrainian political leaders to take full responsibility for their supporters’ actions and to maintain calm. We are monitoring closely developments in Ukraine and urge all parties to respect the rule of law and resolve disputes nonviolently, in a manner consistent with Ukraine`s democratic values and national interests.”