The Party of Regions has refused to table its bill on Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from prison, saying the opposition is strongly opposed to it. Meanwhile, Regions pledge to back the bill proposed by the opposition, Regions Olena Bondarenko said, speaking on Kanal 5 TV Oct. 23.Regions need the votes of the opposition to pass the bill. Therefore, their bill won’t get the support in Verkhovna Rada.
Regions accuse the opposition of feet-dragging, saying their counterparts are not interested in freeing Tymoshenko as she, if released, will sideline the present opposition leaders.
The majority will support any opposition bill, Bondarenko promised.