Eugenia Tymoshenko interviewed on BBC HARDtalk (VIDEO)

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Feb. 21, 2012, 3:18 p.m. | Politics — by Kyiv Post

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Eugenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, was interviewed by BBC HARDtalk. The interview will be aired Feb. 21 at 6:30, 11:30, 17:30 and 23:30; and on Feb. 22 at 2:30 (Kyiv time).

The interview can also be watched below, courtesy of a YouTube posting.

In the interview, Eugenia Tymoshenko repeated concerns that her mother is not recieving proper medical treatment in prison. She denied wrongdoing by her mother repeating claims that the charges and 7-year jail sentence handed down are a politically-motivated attempt by President Viktor Yanukovych to sideline his main rival.

Click here to read a Russian language report about this on

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Eckard von Goeden Feb. 21, 2012, 3:32 p.m.    

embarrassing performance

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Gustav Hgren Feb. 21, 2012, 4:12 p.m.    

guess this is one publicity stunt they already regret..

love the way she is actually trying to say that her mother never benefitted in any way of her connections to make money and that her company actually benefitted Ukraine... lovely...

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Stanley Pokorski Feb. 22, 2012, 3:07 a.m.    

There is a reason why &gt;85% of Ukraine's population ignore the Tymoshenko family. When the western ukraine diaspora finally pull the 1939 nationalist wool from under their eyes, they will finally understand, instead of making every excuse in the book to support her just because she sided in 2004 with their hero Yusch.

Nothing evokes a laugh more than the same out of touch and 80 year old diatribes from the Lviv diaspora

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AL BALA Feb. 23, 2012, 1:14 a.m.    


&quot;Today has been more than 12 years, and the law provides that a person can be held accountable for not more than 10 years. Case should be closed just on formal reasons,&quot;

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AL BALA Feb. 24, 2012, 11:30 a.m.    

In the EU fear that Tymoshenko had been poisoned by toxins

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