For the second time in two days, the government has tried to prevent a meeting from taking place between the opposition government and representatives of the small business owners protesting outside the Verkhovna Rada against the government’s tax code, says Yulia Tymoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna party.

"This meeting had been cleared with everyone. All the passes for the delegates had been approved – close to thirty representatives of the protesters. Unfortunately, Mr. Lytvyn – the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada – gave instructions to not let them in and to disrupt our meeting. The same thing happened with the meeting scheduled for yesterday," Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists today in the Verkhovna Rada, according to the official website.

Yulia Tymoshenko hopes the meeting between the opposition government and business owners will eventually take place. "I think we’ll succeed in getting the small business owners into the Verkhovna Rada so that they can meet with the opposition government and deputies from opposition factions," she said.

Yulia Tymoshenko said that by not allowing the small business owners into parliament, the Verkhovna Rada commandant's office is "doing a disservice to the head of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn and President Viktor Yanukovych."

After a discussion between opposition deputies and representatives of the Verkhovna Rada commandant's office, the small business owners were finally allowed into the parliament building.

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