Viktor Yanukovych, the head of the pro-Russian Party of Regions said today he spoke with President Viktor Yushchenko and agreed to hold discussions in a smaller group.
Earlier today, Ukraine's governing coalition and the opposition failed to start a roundtable discussion because Yanukovych had not showed up.
The Party of Regions began blocking the parliament last week as the new coalition planned a vote on naming former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko as prime minister again.
The Key Players
BEHIND THE IMAGES: Click on the links below to read RFE/RL's profiles of some of the key players in Ukraine's March 26 legislative elections:
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