A statement posted on the Web site of the parliament says that the
speaker, at the request of 157 MPs and in accordance with Part 2,
Article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine, signed an order to convene an
extraordinary session. The session will begin at 1000 on July 30. MPs
are expected to consider personnel issues concerning the competence of
the Verkhovna Rada, draft laws introducing amendments to Ukraine’s state
budget for 2012, the question of ratification, as well as bills on
As reported, the Batkivschyna united opposition is to hold a congress at 1100 on Monday, July 30.
The Regions Party will hold a congress at 1700 on the same day.