Yatseniuk calls on president not to submit Russian naval base deal to parliament for ratification
April 22, 2010, 1:48 p.m. | Politics
— by Interfax-Ukraine
Yatseniuk: The split in society will widen in the current situation
Front for Change Party leader Arseniy Yatseniuk has called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to table in parliament for ratification an agreement extending the lease on the Russian naval base in Crimea.
"I'm calling on [President] Viktor Yanukovych to assess the strategic consequences of the signed agreements once again. Mr. President, don't submit this shameful agreement for ratification by parliament!" the party's press service cited his address regarding the agreements signed by the Ukrainian and Russian presidents in Kharkiv on April 21.
Yatseniuk said that "the split in society will widen" in the current situation.