An article in today's 'Gazeta po Kiyevski' claims Yanukovych has finished with Moroz and PoR are preparing for the early elections.
Here are some paraphrased portions:
Yesterday's statements by the premier, and the actions of companions-in-arms in his party show that "Regionaly" will no longer fight with the President over the question of early elections, and are themselves beginning preparations for the election campaign.
After the president's 5th June ukaz ordering VR elections for 30th September, Viktor Yanukovych kept silent; and in the aftermath of hysterical proclamations from VR speaker Moroz and some PoR members, experts were forecasting another round of conflict over Yushchenko's ukaz, but no challenge was forthcoming.
Yesterday Yanukovich finally spoke out, supporting Yushchenko's ukaz. "It practically supports all the understandings, which were made in [our] declaration," he said.
He promised the government not will dispute the legality of the ukaz in the constitutional court. Moreover, it is possible to assert the following: if VR speaker Moroz does not calm down and continues his games with the judicial actions, then "Regionaly" will block this process.
Voters in the southeast cannot yet understand why he made concessions in favour of the President, so Viktor Yanukovych yesterday added that, in spite of Yushchenko's ukaz, the Verkhovna Rada of the 5th convocation remains legitimate. "Until a final ruling is made or an explanation is given by the constitutional court, the VR will continue to function," the premier stated. Yanukovych did not go into detail into what final ruling he had in mind. Furthermore, he knows well that Yushchenko will not sign any law passed by the VR.
Yesterday Yushchenko gathered together foreign ambassadors and informed them on behalf of the Ukrainian state that the VR's authority has been terminated. He asked diplomats not to associate with the VR leadership or the remaining deputies in their capacity as official representatives of Ukrainian authority. In other words Yushchenko has publicly stated that Moroz is an nobody in the state hierarchy. Interestingly, no reaction followed from Yanukovych to such a frank attack on his recent ally. This silence says much.
It is clear that the period of conflict is now over. This became apparent after the distribution of new posts in the Prosecutor-General's office and in the Central Election Committee, and the adoption of necessary laws for the elections, proposed by "Regionaly". The two Viktors have finally agreed. Although, as before, they have not weakened, and expect further dirty tricks from each other.
The Yushchenko-Yanukovych truce means final defeat for Moroz. San Sanych [Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Moroz] has lost everything, particularly the "golden share" of the Sotspartiya in the VR coalition. He has now served his purpose..
Today's "Kyiv Weekly' in an article entited "Parliamentary elections: the hawks have landed!" [in English], is not quite as optimistic and describes problems that may arise in the run-up to the elections.
And RBK reports that 30 BYuT deputies want to reactivate their activity in the VR, even though 103 of their number have supposedly 'ripped up' their VR deputy mandates.
BYuT deputy Oleksandr Kovtunenko is quoted as saying that a working group of 30 has been formed. Amongst them are those that do not agree "with the hysteria created by the leader of the bloc."
LEvko thinks some of these guys paid big money for a seat in the VR and so are not best pleased with what is happening..