Ukraine celebrates Independence Day
Meanwhile, with election-fever gripping Ukraine, President Viktor Yushchenko has announced he will convene a national constitutional council to draft a new Constitution.
The Our Ukraine party and the Yulia Timoshenko Bloc have included the idea of changing the constitution in their election programmes. It is a hot topic of Ukrainian politics.
Yulia Timoshenko is calling for holding a referendum on the same day as the election, September 30, on the question of keeping the parliamentary form of government, or switching back to a presidential one.
Meantime, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich, wants to convene an extraordinary session of the Ukrainian parliament, which was dissolved by President Yushchenko a number of times already.
As for the general public, people say they are tired of politics and want to take the opportunity to celebrate.