Ukrainian parliament plans to form group for negotiations with Russia

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KYIV. March 3 (Interfax) – The Ukrainian parliament plans to create a group of Ukrainian parliamentarians for negotiations with their Russian colleagues on Tuesday, Oleh Tyagnibok, leader of the Svoboda (Freedom) faction of the parliament, said.

“At the conciliatory council, we decided to create a group of Ukrainian parliamentarians for negotiations with Russian parliamentarians. Obviously, such a group will be created in the parliament tomorrow,” Tyagnibok told a press conference in Kyiv on Monday.

Tyagnibok said that the Tuesday session of the Ukrainian parliament will address issues relating to the staffing of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court and the ratification of the agreement with the EU, which “should have been ratified before, under Yanukovych.” “That will make it possible for us to get an additional 610 million euro in our budget,” he said.

Tyagnibok also said the conciliatory council has decided to create a working group to draw up a new law on languages, adding that all interested parties will be involved in this discussion. “It’s very important that the new law on languages should be adopted with a consensus,” Tyagnibok said, adding that it needs to be done to “eliminate the speculation that is now present in the Russian media.”

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