12:11 05.12.2013

Yatseniuk: Current political crisis cannot be resolved through parliamentary methods

Batkivschyna faction leader Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that it is impossible to resolve the current crisis in Ukraine through parliamentary methods.

"This is not a parliamentary crisis. This is an all-Ukrainian political and economic crisis. It cannot be resolved through parliamentary methods. These decisions are not made here," he said at a press briefing in parliament on Thursday.

Yatseniuk voiced the opposition's demands to the authorities to resolve current problems.

"Our three demands to the Verkhovna Rada and the president remained unchanged: the resignation of the government, the release of all political prisoners, first and foremost, [former Ukrainian Prime Minister] Yulia Tymoshenko, and nine individuals who were illegally convicted [who were present at a rally on Bankova Street on December 1] and the suspension of all criminal cases, and the arrest of all Berkut officers who were involved in the illegal beating up of children on Independence Square," Yatseniuk said.

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