Speaker of parliament Volodymyr Lytvyn told a briefing he failed to convince the opposition to unblock the work of the parliament, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to Lytyvn, the opposition pursues a goal to start a political process and not to work in the session hall. The speaker informed he held a meeting of the conciliation council, which addressed a proposal to remove the bill on reformation of  national gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy from the parliament's agenda, as well as adopt a resolution concerning the implementation of the PACE resolution.

"When I told them the draft bill on Naftogaz reformation would not be considered today, they said they did not care, and insisted on consideration of PACE resolution. They I offered to vote for including the consideration of PACE resolution into the agenda. The factions agreed, but representatives of two opposition factions said they needed time for consultations. After these consultations they declared that they did not agree and that they would continue blocking the parliament in order to get personal guarantees from the president," Lytyvn told journalsits.
"I believe they just want the parliament to stop working, as they do not need this work, but want a political process," the speaker pointed out.

In addition, Lytyvn declared that such situation may provoke even tougher reaction in PACE.

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