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Yevhenia Tymoshenko: Myanmar opposition leader says situation in Ukraine similar to events in her country

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Jul. 04, 2012 16:25
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Yevhenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
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Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi believes what is taking place in Ukraine is very similar to the repression that was conducted in Myanmar against her for 20 years, reads a statement posted on the Web site of Radio Liberty.

Yevhenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, announced this during her visit to Prague, where she met with a number of European politicians, as well as the Myanmar opposition leader.

"It was a great honor for me to meet with Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi. At the beginning of a conversation, she immediately asked me how my mother feels. Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi thinks that the processes taking place in Ukraine are very similar to the repression that was conducted in Myanmar against her for 20 years. She understands my mother's situation, and gives her words of solidarity, support and wishes to be strong and that she will support my mother in future," Tymoshenko said in an interview with Radio Liberty, which was published on Tuesday.

She also said that she spoke with Head of the Ukrainian European Perspective, former Ukrainian Economy Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn, who received political asylum in the Czech Republic.

"Yes, of course, I'm in contact with the Ukrainian European Perspective and Mr. Danylyshyn. Mr. Danylyshyn is maintaining contacts with Czech politicians. He and my father [Oleksandr Tymoshenko, also received political asylum in the Czech Republic] are doing everything to let everyone know what is happening in Ukraine, and they are communicating with Czech politicians in parliament and ministries," she said.

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