Opposition: Parliamentary sitting was cancelled by Azarov's order

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Sept. 7, 2012, 3:10 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Mykola Tomenko

Opposition parliamentarians think that the parliament's sitting was cancelled on Friday by order of Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

"Last night, Azarov, obviously, called and said that he won't come to the parliament to report on the financial and economic situations, as well as on the situation in the education sphere… Today, for the first time in the history of parliamentarianism, a sitting was cancelled because Azarov and his ministers are afraid to tell parliament what is going on," Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Mykola Tomenko said on Friday, Sept. 7.

Earlier, the parliamentary opposition asked the Ukrainian premier to report on the economic situation in Ukraine at a sitting of the parliament on Friday.

On September 6, at around 2220, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn proposed to cancel the sitting on September 7, and return to work in the parliament on September 18. Some 265 of the 299 MPs registered in the sitting hall supported the proposal.

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bkrevel Sept. 7, 2012, 4:12 p.m.    

And the gong show continues..................

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 8, 2012, 3:32 a.m.    

It should be more than obvious that PM Azarov has a lot on his plate. He will have to come up with explanations concerning fraud and falsifications, why his Russian brothers refuse to agree to anything, why the EU and North Americans refuse to drop human rights in negotiations, why locals refuse to be swayed from economic problems, etc. On top of that he must ensure that his son is elected to the new VR while at the same time trying to remove the image of an Austrian playboy. Then there's that orange cat! Meow, meow, meow.

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