UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT, PARLIAMENT REACH ACCORD.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 27
President Leonid Kuchma dropped plans to hold a June 28 referendum on his powers after the Ukrainian parliament voted 240 to 81 to adopt a “constitutional treaty” that would give Kuchma many of the new powers he had sought. While the agreement ends the standoff that Kuchma’s announcement of the referendum had caused, the Ukrainian president’s threat to call a referendum has poisoned relations between the legislature and the executive in Kiev.
Yeltsin Temporizes on Lebed.