In an interview to ICTV, the Party of Regions deputy LeonidKozhar commented on the Resolution: "the document was passed lateat night and after its consideration the majority of senators leftthe hall."
"The sponsor of the document senator Durbin may have violated theSenate rule," stated Kozhara.
"It has a lobbying character. Big money was paid for itsadvancement to the companies whose representatives I saw in theCommittee premises," clarified he.
"Moreover, the Resolution's status is 'the sense of the Senate'.It has no influence over administration and the State Department,i.e. the executive branch and it is a separate opinion of separatesenators who are regretfully working for separate political powersin Ukraine," he summed up.
The Resolution passed on Saturday was referred to as 'passedthrough a doubtful procedure' by the Ukrainian Ministry of ForeignAffairs.