Parliament approves more spending ahead of elections

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Aug. 2, 2012, 7:35 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Jakub Parusinski, Yuriy Onyshkiv

An opposition party leader, Arseniy Yatsenyk (C), makes a speech at the Ukrainian Parliament in in Kyiv on July 30. Ukrainian members of parliament gathered today for a one day special session as the political campaign for the legislative elections officially kicked-off. Jailed ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will take part in the elections symbolically depite her imprisonment, to lead a coalition of opposition parties. AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV

Jakub Parusinski

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Yuriy Onyshkiv served as the Kyiv Post's political reporter from 2010-2013. He is now a coal reporter for Argus Media.

There was nothing amazing about the extraordinary session on July 30, held in the middle of parliament's summer break.

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