11:16 14.05.2009

Regions Party unblocks parliament, break until Friday announced

The Verkhovna Rada started working after the Regions Party lifted its blockade of the rostrum and immediately announced a break until Friday.

First Vice-Speaker Oleksandr Lavrynovych opened a morning meeting on Thursday and announced a break until 1000 on Friday, May 15.

Lavrynovych said that the parliamentary faction leaders agreed at the conciliatory council to have a break in the parliament's work to hold political consultations on the dismissal of Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko.

Regions Party members earlier blocked the parliament's presidium and rostrum, demanding Lutsenko's dismissal.

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