Showdown in Kiev
Posted on Apr 3, 2007
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych have come to loggerheads once again, each threatening to undermine the other’s political power and calling for supporters to protest in the streets of Kiev.
Ukraine’s PM Viktor Yanukovych has called the president’s decision to dissolve parliament a “fatal mistake.”
Mr. Yanukovych spoke to members of parliament before addressing thousands of his supporters in central Kiev.
Members of parliament are also refusing to obey President Viktor Yushchenko’s order to prepare for a snap election.
Viktors face off: Ukrainian President Yushchenko, left, and Prime Minister Yanukovych.