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UKRAINIAN SPEAKER WARNS PRESIDENT AGAINST DISBANDING PARLIAMENT. Verkhovna Rada speaker Oleksandr Moroz on July 24 warned President Viktor Yushchenko against dissolving the parliament, claiming that lawmakers would not comply with such a move, Interfax-Ukraine reported. "Let's remember Russia in 1993, when hundreds of people died as a result of political intrigues," Moroz said in a televised address to the public. "It was a shame for the state.... Disbanding the [Ukrainian] parliament would lead to a civil conflict, and this would be an unpardonable tragedy, for which someone would have to be held accountable." On July 25, the Verkhovna Rada passed a resolution to convene a special parliamentary session later the same day on the political situation in the country, with President Yushchenko in attendance. Beginning on July 25, Yushchenko has the power to disband the legislature elected on March 26, as lawmakers failed to comply with a constitutional provision obliging them to form a new cabinet within 60 days of the previous government's resignation. JM