The wheels of Ukranian intrigue, it seems, continue to grind. Yesterday the Ukraine parliament sacked the pro-Orange government of Yuri Yekhanurov, after he was accused of striking a poor deal to end the gas price dispute with Russia. My initial assesment last week that, politically speaking, Russia was the big loser, may have been premature. The Yekhanurov government was forced to resign by an allaince of pro-Russian politicians and supporters of sack pm Yulia Tymoshenko. Clearly there is wheeling and dealing a-plenty going on, and the outcome of the new elections which will now probably be held in March seem hard to predict. But at the very least we now need to wait just a little bit longer to see just who exactly was actually pitching for what.