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UKRAINIAN COALITION READY TO DISCUSS PARLIAMENTARY DEADLOCK WITH OPPOSITION. Leaders of the ruling coalition -- the Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc, Our Ukraine, and the Socialist Party -- are ready to sit at the negotiating table with the Party of Regions on July 3, Ukrainian media reported on June 30, quoting Roman Bezsmertnyy from Our Ukraine. Lawmakers from the Party of Regions have been blocking the parliamentary session chamber for several days in protest against what they see as an unlawful scheme to appoint the prime minister and parliamentary speaker and the opposition's failure to offer the opposition sufficient positions on legislative committees (see "RFE/RL Newsline," June 29, 2006). Bezsmertnyy told journalists on June 30 that the ruling coalition will not accept any ultimatums during such negotiations. Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych earlier announced that the blockade of the parliamentary chamber will be continued until the coalition parties give up their proposal to approve the prime minister and parliament speaker via a single, open ballot. President Viktor Yushchenko on June 29 also called for talks to solve the current parliamentary impasse. If the Verkhovna Rada fails to approve a new cabinet by July 25, Yushchenko will have the right to disband the legislature elected on March 26. JM