"The problem is that plans of the Ukrainian opposition coincide, either voluntarily or involuntary, with the plans of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, who wants to see tensions and early [parliamentary] elections in Ukraine."
Haran believes that the likelihood of snap parliamentary elections is extremely low, because they could lead to mass protests and the destabilisation of Ukraine. "The opposition will try to stage mass protests, but I think the Ukrainians are unlikely to join them, because possible destabilisation will be a minus [for the country]," he says.

"Even if the government loses parliamentary support, it is an exclusive right of the president to call the elections," the expert adds.

Haran believes that Poroshenko's stance towards securing votes from controversial lawmakers is mainly "a problem of symbolism". "However, this is a convenient cause for criticism by Tymoshenko and Liashko," he adds.