PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur Renate Wohlwend, speaking to reporters in Kyiv today, said: "Conducting two elections without previously passed necessary laws cannot take place [in Ukraine]. Moreover, we could warn [Ukraine] against this."
She said that PACE see no judicial grounds to conduct these [presidential and parliamentary] elections on one day, because "this could lead to greater chaos than provide positives."
Naturally, the president's press office put a different spin on their boss's meeting with Mrs Wohlwend and her PACE colleague.
p.s. The latest gossipy article in 'Obozrevatel' written by the knowledgeable Sonya Koshkina concludes:
"Speaking of PR[y]BYuT in a more global context, not as a coalition but rather mutually beneficial co-operation, then the phrase of a person close to Rinat Akhmetov - "Rinat has come to terms with Yulia, as a necessary evil," has taken wing.
If by some chance presidential insignia do fall upon Tymoshenko, the Donetskiites will be able to come to agreement with her in an amicable manner.
Contact between Rinat Leonidovych and Yulia Volodymyrivna is now highly intensive and takes place not only through mediators...it goes without saying, Yanukovych cannot but know about this...he saw the PM at least twice last week."