Ukrainian Politician: It needs to Involve International Experts in Crisis in Ukraine
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend A.Gasimova / "The crisis artificially created in Ukraine has not any regulation prospects and it needs to involve international experts," said the Director of Kiev Center for Political and Conflict Studies, Mikhail Pogrebensky.
He said in his interview with Trend on 30 April that the situation is very tense in Ukraine. "It is a long confrontation at various levels without clear prospects for way out. President Yushenko does not consider the Constitution and law of Ukraine and reckon on the issue that he will be able to frighten his political antagonists. The best for Yushenka will be to return his authorities that he had during the power of Kuchma or restore presidential republic in Ukraine," Pogrebensky stated.
"Last Thursday the President of Ukraine signed a decree postponing the date of the parliamentary elections from 27 May to 24 June. Explaining his decision, Yushenka said that he has taken into consideration the appeal of the Central Election Commission on absence of quorum in the Central Election Commission, which presents serious difficulties and makes it impossible to hold parliamentary elections on 27 May 2007. The Parliament of Ukraine banned to fulfill the decree of President Yushenka. They consider that the decree was made without legal grounds," he underlined.
Pogrebensky considers that as previous, this decree will not be implemented and the elections will not take place on 24 June if a strange event does not take place or Yushenka does not go to any compromise. On 27 April the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovich , called for Victor Yushenka to make a spirited step and hold presidential elections on par with the parliamentary elections. Commenting on the statement, Pogrebensky said that according to the law, conducting presidential elections on par with the parliamentary elections is impossible and moreover, the President should agree with it. Pogrebensky thinks that the best way out after the decision of the Constitutional Court is involvement of the international organizations.