The president of Ukraine has given up the search for a governing coalition and called an early election.
Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved parliament, ahead of fresh polls in December.
Last-ditch talks were held between party leaders on Wednesday to try to put a stop to ongoing political turmoil since Yushchenko came to power in 2004.
This means it will be the country’s third election in as many years.
The so-called Orange Coalition collapsed last month when the president’s party cut its links with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s political bloc.
Observers say there have been differences over the division of power and the president’s claims that Tymoshenko has been too soft on Russia in its conflict with Georgia.