In a joint letter, the leaders of three European Parliament groups called on President of the European Council Donald Tusk to raise the issue of stiffening sanctions against Russia.
Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) MP Olha Chervakova says the faction has elected Serhii Berezenko and Iryna Lutsenko as faction's deputy leaders.
Parliamentary faction of Batkivshchyna party will decide on its voting for the candidacy of Volodymyr Hroisman for the post of prime minister after the current head of the government Arsenii Yatseniuk is dismissed.
Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction will consider appeals of non-affiliated MPs who are willing to join it at its meeting tomorrow morning. After that it will be possible to form a new parliamentary coalition, consisting of two factions.
MP Pavlo Kyshkar said that he and several other non-affiliated deputies were proposed to join Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction.
Germany's foreign minister and his new French counterpart plan to make a joint visit to Kyiv on Monday to prod Ukraine's squabbling politicians to push ahead with reforms.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk attends the meeting of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction.
Verkhovna Rada Deputy Yehor Firsov, who quit Poroshenko Bloc faction on Feb. 8, said that he had filed several petitions with the Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) against several members of the Poroshenko Bloc, including Kononenko.
President of Ukraine Poroshenko met with the leaders of factions in the Verkhovna Rada and gave details of the outcome of the "Normandy Four" talks which took place on Oct. 2 in Paris.
Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov announced the dissolution of the Communist Party faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Chairman of Batkivschyna faction Arseniy Yatsenyuk refused a monthly premium that as the chairman of the faction he was appointed by the decree of the Verkhovna Rada Speaker.
The Party of Regions has not decided how the voting of the faction will be conducted in the parliament and who will be the main coordinator of the process.
At least 20 candidates who won the plurality districts as independents or representatives of opposition forces are ready to join the Party of Regions.