Kyiv mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, a temporary commission of the Verkhovna Rada has ruled, in a move long overdue.
The statement was issued by the press office of MP Volodymyr Yavorivsky (BYuT), Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
Meanwhile, UP also reports of attempts at “burying the hatchet” between BYuT and Chernovetsky's team, following Yushchenko’s recent criticism of Chernovetsky's stewardship of Kyiv.
Besides, BYuT has resorted to forum shopping to derail the March 15 local elections in Ternopil oblast, for fear of losing electoral ground to Svoboda.
Amid growing disenchantment with oligarch-packed BYuT and NUNS, many Orange-leaning voters are turning to smaller and more radical parties.