International mediation in Ukraine’s political crisis should wait for a decision from the country’s constitutional court, the European Parliament deputy chairman has said. Meanwhile, supporters of pro-Russian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich were back on the streets of Kiev, calling for the President’s decree to dissolve Parliament to be overturned.
Yanukovich has hinted he could agree to fresh parliamentary elections, as long as a Presidential vote was held at the same time. Nearby, a smaller group voiced their support for pro-Western President Viktor Yuschenko. He insists on his decision but said he’s flexible over a date for the poll. The Constitutional Court is to rule on the validity of the President’s decree. But its decision has been delayed amid judges’ claims of harassment.