Wednesday, January 11, 2006

What a waste of time and resources (via

The vote raises the possibility of a constitutional crisis in Ukraine, the main gateway for Russian gas shipments to Europe, ahead of parliamentary elections in March. Yekhanurov may challenge the vote because it violated normal parliamentary procedures, said the government's spokeswoman, Larisa Ostrolutska.

"The parliament voted to dismiss the government without including the issue on its agenda first," Ostrolutska said via phone from Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. "Putting any issue on the agenda before having a final vote on it is required by law."

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