Minister of Foreign affairs Arseniy Yatsenyuk, [see photo] usually though of as pro-orange, has been visiting Canada.
When addressing a diaspora meeting he emphasized: "If there is a need to make certain political compromise, the we need to do it. You might like this or not, but Party of Regions today represent 35% of the Ukrainian population. Aren't they Ukrainians too? [Some of those present shouted out "No!] They are also Ukrainians, they are our people, people of our big country, and I appeal to all of you to understand this!"
Agreement of early elections remains unclear.
Even 'back-bench' PoR deputies, when asked how long before some kind of decision is made, have no idea. "Believe us, for the first time in quite a few years we are unable to make any kind of prognosis. Honestly, we do not know."
The president and the PM, [and Akhmetov and Hayduk behind the curtains], struck the initial deal last Friday. But now there are just too many troublesome partners in the working group.
E.g. Moroz, who is fighting for his political life, will be required in his role as parliamentary speaker when the VR is recalled to formalize Yu and Ya's agreements. [Yu in particular would like to VR to self-dismiss as this would make further discussion irrelevant whether his two ukazes to dissolve parliament were constitutional, ..LEvko]
Lutsenko and his National self-defence party want assurances from NU that they will not form a coalition with PoR. In the light of the events of last year, I guess this is unlikely. It also drives PoR into the arms of the Communists and the 'Vitrenkivtsi'
It's too much to hope the Ukrainian diaspora took note of bright eyed and bushy tailed Yatsenyuk's 'home truths'. [He looks very young doesn't he?]