KyivPost

Kireyev refuses to let TV broadcasting of gas case trial resume

Print version
Sept. 8, 2011, 11:34 a.m. |

The trial of Ukrainian ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday started with the consideration of petitions from the state prosecution and Tymoshenko's defense.
© AP

The trial of Ukrainian ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday started with the consideration of petitions from the state prosecution and Tymoshenko's defense.

Prosecutor Oleksandr Mykytenko filed several petitions on attaching new evidence to the materials of the gas case; copies of the instruction on the closing of a criminal case against Tymoshenko in Russia in 2005 a reference from NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy dated 2009 on the volumes of technical gas, a CD with videos of Tymoshenko's statements about there being sufficient gas reserves in Ukraine in early 2009, and several articles from the media about actions of Ukraine's third President Viktor Yuschenko to resolve the gas conflict.

In addition, the prosecution asked the judge to attach to the gas case a document with the results of an audit at Naftogaz Ukrainy carried out by Ernst & Young International Audit Company. Earlier, Tymoshenko's defense filed the same petition several times. The state prosecution also insisted on attaching to the case a license on forensic economical examination.

Tymoshenko lawyer Yuriy Sukhov at the beginning of the hearing asked the court to consider the possibility of resuming TV broadcasting of the trial and admit the media to the hearings. Judge Rodion Kireyev refused to consider the petition.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyivpost/. The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.

KyivPost

© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.