|Opposition Ready to Hold Talks
On Tuesday Kuchma called for negotiations involving all sides. Representatives of Yushchenko, who claims election fraud robbed him of the chance to be Kuchma's successor, said they were ready to take part.
Kuchma's press secretary, Olena Gromnitskaya, said that she had no information about talks between Kuchma and the opposition.
Meanwhile in Brussels, Belgium, Nato Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has summoned the Ukraine ambassador to express the alliance's disappointment with the way the presidential election was handled.
The Nato leader also expressed "deep concern about the way events are unfolding now," said spokesman James Appathurai.
De Hoop Scheffer reminded the Ukraine authorities they had made commitments on democratic standards to NATO and other international organisations.
He called on the Ukraine government "to avoid any use of violence and to allow" legal claims relating to the elections run their course "fully and fairly," Appathurai said.
Its all looking a bit fishy over there isnt it?Russia wants to keep Ukraine on a tight Leash and It appears NATO and maybe even the EU wants Ukraine joining up.Heres hoping it doesnt descend into a Bloodbath.The Opposition are even suggesting that their man Yushchenko was at one point poisoned by the Presidents Men!
Also in some parts of the Country there was a 104% electoral turn out!!?? Are we witnessing a return (albeit in a smaller way)to old style Soviet corruption/propoganda?