Marta's sleepless for the second day in a row: she's not really crying, not much, especially compared with Jan. 5, but she's not sleeping either... So I sit and wait...
The parliament vs government situation seems absurd - or do I just need to get some sleep in order to understand it? Here's what we have:
The MPs voted to sack the premier and his cabinet, but they violated the procedure, so their vote might be annulled.
They do have the power to fire the government, but it won't be until after March 2006 election that they acquire the power to form a new government.
Yulia Tymoshenko's Bloc voted in unison with Yanukovych's Regions of Ukraine, the Communists, SDPU(o), United Ukraine and Lytvyn's bloc, but this doesn't mean Ukraine's got a truly united opposition.
Various experts think that the so-called opposition has just scored some points, while the sort of former premier Yekhanurov said that the voters loved losers and that's why Yushchenko's Our Ukraine would benefit.
They don't want to pay $95, but they weren't too proactive when Russia almost imposed a $230 price on us.
Stanislav Belkovsky writes in Ukrainska Pravda (in Russian) that Vladimir Putin is one of those mysterious individuals represented by Raiffeisen in Rosukrenergo; he also writes that Tymoshenko would have made a deal with Itera, a company registered in Delaware, to supply gas to Ukraine for $115-120.
President Yushchenko announced that nothing extraordinary had happened, so he wouldn't interrupt his visit to Kazakhstan, where he's meeting with heads of states such as Hamid Karzai and will attend president Nazarbaev's inauguration later today.
But he is going to ask the Constitutional Court to clarify whether today's vote was constitutional - he's sure it wasn't.
The Constitutional Court's judges haven't been sworn in yet, however: they await the parliament's approval.
Oh, and is it really true that Ukraine is the seventh largest consumer of natural gas in the world? Are we really using this gas for industrial needs - or are we re-selling huge amounts of it?