Regions Party deputies block parliament's rostrum and presidium

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Dec. 9, 2011, 10:52 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian lawmakers during the Ukrainian parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
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About ten Regions Party lawmakers have blocked the rostrum and presidium of the Verkhovna Rada more than two hours before the start of a plenary session of parliament. An Interfax-Ukraine reporter said that representatives of the BYT-Batkivschyna faction had again laid a bedspread with a picture of former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko on their seats in the session hall and hung a poster reading "Yanukovych, Do Not Kill Yulia."

On Tuesday and Thursday, the deputies of the BYT-Batkivschyna faction blocked the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada.

On Friday, the Regions Party faction apparently blocked the parliament's rostrum in order to resume the work of parliament.

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