Boiko: Naftogaz will not withdraw civil suit against Tymoshenko

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Oct. 7, 2011, 9:34 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Naftogaz Ukrainy, is not going to withdraw the civil lawsuit it filed against ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukraine's national joint-stock company, Naftogaz Ukrainy, is not going to withdraw the civil lawsuit it filed against ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yury Boiko said. "We cannot withdraw this civil lawsuit," the minister told Verkhovna Rada on Friday.

The gas contracts signed under Tymoshenko's premiership led to great losses at Ukrtransgaz, because a month before the contract was signed, the price Ukrtransgaz bought fuel gas at was $180, and a month afterwards it became $360, Boiko said.

"I am certain you will be able to calculate the losses yourselves," the minister told a deputy, who asked him whether Naftogaz' civil suit against Tymoshenko would be withdrawn.

On October 11, Kyiv's Pechersk District Court is expected to issue a verdict to Ukrainian ex-prime minister and Batkivschyna Party leader Tymoshenko, charged with abuse of authority when signing natural gas contracts with Russia in 2009.
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Anonymous Oct. 7, 2011, 9:49 p.m.    

Boika have stolen from the gas industry more than all other thieves put together.He should be jailed instead of Tymoshenko.

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Anonymous Oct. 7, 2011, 10:15 p.m.    

Boika needs to explain to the citizens of Ukraine what happen to the funds that were over paid for an oil rig which are estimated at 150 million U.S. dollars. Where did the funds go too and who all was involved in this illegal transaction by the government? This is corruption and fraud being hidden by Boika and his criminal friends. The money was stolen from the Ukrainian citizens and must be accounted and criminal proceedings should be started against all those involved in this secretly scheme.

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Anonymous Oct. 7, 2011, 11:06 p.m.    


The secret of Dmytro Firtash and Yuri Boyko !!;NR=1


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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2011, 2:42 a.m.    

This is clearly a false trumped up charge. Russia had decided to withdraw the subsidy in gas pricing it had given to Ukraine, The contract agreed to by Tymoshenko was the price that was on offer by Russia. Ukraine can not set the price it can only agree to it. If I recall Ukraine was facing the prospect of having to pay a third party mediator for its gas, This would have most likely meant that Ukraine would have paid a higher price for gas. The price paid by Ukraine was less then that paid for by other European countries. Russia had withdrawn gas supply following allegations that Ukraine was stealing gas destined for Europe.

So is this a criminal charge of a civil charge or just plain persecution?

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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2011, 2:44 a.m.    

I guess whoever signed an agreement to allow Firtash to be appointed Ukraine's gas supply agent is also guilty of a crime. Ukraine has a choice it can continue to persecute members of the opposition and become isolated and lose EU associated membership.

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Anonymous Oct. 9, 2011, 4:18 a.m.    

The hyenas are gathering trying to bring down the one person who declared war on the oligarchs and their hangers-on. The EU should declare Boiko and Firtash persona non grata and prevent them from travelling to Europe. And at the same time Yuschenko who was hand in glove with the oligarchs.

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