Ukraine's leader threatens dissenters with the law

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Thursday anyone who failed to comply with his decree to dissolve parliament would be prosecuted, ratcheting up the pressure in a standoff.

Ukraine's leader threatens dissenters with the law

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Thursdayanyone who failed to comply with his decree to dissolve parliament would beprosecuted, ratcheting up the pressure in a standoff with his prime minister.

Yushchenko issued the decree dissolving parliament and calling for anelection for May 27 this week in a last-ditch bid to reassert his authorityover Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich. The prime minister has refused to takepart in the poll.

"Viktor Yushchenko recalled that failure to implement the president'sdecree would result in legal proceedings," the president's office said ina statement.

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