The Journal of Turkish Weekly: Ukraine puts Tymoshenko's release at $7 billion


Aug. 16, 2012 15:22
215 159
Oleh Rybachuk, a former presidential chief of staff to Viktor Yushchenko, says he's heard rumors that President Viktor Yanukovych wants $7 billion to secure ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's release from prison.
Photo by AFP

 The Ukrainian authorities offered to release opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko for a $7-billion “ransom,” Oleh Rybachuk, former presidential chief of staff, was quoted by the Kommentarii news portal as saying.

Rybachuk, a co-founder of the Justice movement, claimed the “ransom” offer was made by President Viktor Yanukovych during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 Read more here.


215 159

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.

comments powered by Disqus

Read more in {{sectionName}} section

All in {{sectionName}} section