The opposition factions of the Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday blocked the work of Ukraine's Supreme Rada, which was followed by Speaker Vladimir Litvin opening the morning plenary session.
The opposition considers illegitimate yesterday's decision to favour the dismissal of chairman of the Ukrainian National Bank board Vladimir Stelmakh.
The opposition factions - the Communist Party of Ukraine, the Socialist Party, Our Ukraine and Yulia Timoshenko's bloc - oppose the decision taken yesterday to appoint people's deputy Sergei Tigipko chairman of the Ukrainian National Bank board.
The opposition leaders claim that the reshuffles in the National Bank leadership pursued the goal of conducting emission of the national currency, the hryvnia. The authorities reportedly want to increase the money base by $700 million.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.