There is legitimate power in Ukraine, the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma stressed during the telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Poland Aleksandr Kwasniewsky. The recent actions of the opposition are illegal, Kuchma also stated. It is only the Central Election Commission has the authority to announce the final results of the Presidential elections in Ukraine, the head of the state stressed. Kuchma also stressed that he had addressed all the political forces in Ukraine with a request to begin negotiations in order to take a well thought-out decision and to solve the current situation.

Source: Media Center `Candidate`