The BYT-Batkivschyna faction in parliament has threatened to submit a resolution on the dissolution of the Ukrainian parliament if lawmakers refuse to pass a law on the decriminalization of the article of the Criminal Code under which former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko was charged.

"If our demands are not accepted by the Verkhovna Rada and the majority, our faction will decide to submit a resolution for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada regarding the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the sixth convocation. Ukraine doesn't currently need a Verkhovna Rada of this kind," said the faction's first deputy leader, Andriy Kozhemiakin, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, in turn, said that it was an attempt by the BYT-Batkivschyna faction to attain their political goals.

"A decision to dismiss Ukraine would have had the same effect. I am confident that even if this Verkhovna Rada is criticized, the democratic development of Ukraine goes on," he said.

"All the rest is an attempt to fulfill one's plans at a particular political movement," he said.

"As far as I understand, a resolution on the dismissal of the Verkhovna Rada will not stop its activity," he said.

The next date of the parliamentary election is set by law, Lytvyn said.

"I am confident, I can see and feel it that there are not 300 votes for making another decision," he said.

Lytvyn also doubts the sufficient number of deputies wishing to resign.

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