The board of judges of the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court postponed till 10.00 a.m. of October 17 the hearing on the Presidential Secretariat’s appeal against the ruling of the Kyiv District Administrative Court, which on Saturday suspended the Ukrainian president`s decree to dissolve parliament and call snap parliamentary poll.

MP Valeriy Pysarenko, BYuT’s representative to court, told UNIAN.

He noted that on Monday the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court postponed the hearing on the Presidential secretariat’s appeal till the morning of October 14.

However, as early as this morning, the judges claimed they “cannot work under current conditions”. “A pressure is put upon judges by state power bodies”, V.Pysarenko said.

At the same time, another BYuT lawmaker Andriy Kozhemyakin said that his political force is satisfied with this decision. At the same time, he stressed that BYuT will accept any ruling of the court if it is legal.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Kyiv District Court on Saturday suspended the Ukrainian president`s decree to dissolve parliament and call snap parliamentary polls, the Unian agency reported. Volodymyr Pylypenko, a representative of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc, was quoted as saying that the ruling was made in response to a lawsuit filed by the bloc against President Viktor Yushchenko and the Central Election Commission (CEC).

Yushchenko dissolved parliament October 9 and announced snap elections in the country would be held December 7. The step was taken due to a failure by members of parliament to form a new ruling coalition.

Pylypenko also said the court banned the CEC from holding any meetings to organize early elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

He said the lawsuit was filed immediately after the presidential decree was published. "The Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc`s position regarding prevention of anti-constitutional parliamentary polls remains the same," he said.

Pylypenko said the bloc will turn to international organizations to complain of Yushchenko "usurping" power.

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