Ukraine's outgoing President Leonid Kuchma has urged international mediators to return to Kiev -- after parliament's efforts to end the country's political crisis ended in a deadlock Saturday.
Parliament spent most of the day debating whether to introduce Constitutional reforms that would trim the president's powers in favor of the parliament and prime minister.
Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko is opposed to the measures and his party blocked all discussion of the reforms.
After hours of inaction the speaker of the parliament told the chamber there was nothing further to discuss unless deputies can strike an agreement between the opposition and pro-government forces.
Thereafter parliament adjourned for 10 days.
Addressing tens of thousands of his supporters in Kiev Saturday night, Mr. Yushchenko said there would be plenty of time to discuss political reform after the next presidential runoff election. He and his supporters dispute the results of the first election held November 21st, which gave the victory to his Moscow backed opponent.