New Ukrainian parliament convenes

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Dec. 12, 2012, 11:58 p.m. |
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Batkivshchyna lawmakers came to parliament on Dec. 12 with black sweaters with words "Freedom to political prisoners" written on the back and in front a picture of jailed ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko accompanied with "Freedom to Yulia."
© Kostyantyn Chernichkin

 New Ukrainian parliament convened on Dec. 12. Besides numerous reporters, Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, acting ministers, representatives of the Central Election Commission, the Constitutional Court, and diplomats attended the event.

 Re-elected Yuriy Ivaniushchenko from the Party of Regions and Kostyantyn Zhevago who did not frequent to the previous parliament came to the parliament today. Newly elected lawmakers took an oath followed by Ukraine's national anthem. Opposition lawmakers shouted "Shame!" when Volodymyr Lytvyn, speaker of the previous parliament convocation, announced the presence of Azarov.

Yuriy Onyshkiv

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