Advertising

The Parliament.com: Tymoshenko case has 'halted' Ukraine's EU integration

Author: Kyiv Post All articles by this author

More about Kyiv Post


Oct. 11, 2012 12:49
215 159
The former Ukraine president Viktor Yushchenko said the furore over jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko has "halted Ukraine's integration into the EU".
Photo by AFP

Former Ukraine president Viktor Yushchenko says the furore over jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko has "halted Ukraine's integration into the EU".

According to The Parliament report, he also defended the decision to convict Tymoshenko, accusing her of signing off a "corrupt" gas deal.

His comments come ahead of key parliamentary elections in Ukraine at the end of this month. The fact that Tymoshenko, the main opponent of Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovich, remains imprisoned and unable to campaign has partly overshadowed the election.

Tymoshenko was sentenced a year ago to seven years for abusing her power as prime minister in allegedly approving a 2009 gas deal with Russia.
Read more here. 

Tags:


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

SUBSCRIBE TO KYIV POST NEWSLETTERS