On Tuesday an important packet of anti-crisis proposals will be voted on in the VR. These may well open the door to the second tranche of IMF funds required to prevent the Ukrainian economy 'going down the tubes'.
Even though there has been much talk of PoR blocking parliament by their spokesmen, the chances of a successful voting outcome are fair, despite the unpredictability of Ukraine's politicos.
'Segodnya' claims PoR will permit voting to take place, and the 17 pro-Yushchenko 'yedynotsentrysty' controlled by presidential secretariat head Viktor Baloha will also, most likely, vote to support the motions. Excise duties and other taxes, particularly on small businesses will be increased. BYuT have had to promise to support Yushchenko's Oleh Shamshur, Ukraine's ambassador in Washington, for the Minister of Foreign Affairs post as a quid pro quo.
Maybe deputies are realizing how deep in the doodoo the country really is.
p.s. President Yushchenko has decided at a late hour to drop by the VR tomorrow too. I hope he doesn't not mess things up.