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Official statement by Yulia Tymoshenko

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Dec. 22, 2011, 3:46 p.m. | Politics — by Yulia Tymoshenko

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Editor's Note: The following is the statement issued by Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and published on her official website on Dec. 22.
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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 3:52 p.m.    

How sad her statement was nothing more than the ranting,raving of a lunatic.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 5:56 p.m.    

Sorry after reading your comments I think you are the only lunatic.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 7:23 p.m.    

You are such a durak!

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 4:01 p.m.    

Tymoshenko must exhaugh al her appeal rights within Ukraine before she can refer her case to the European Court of Human RIghts.

Yushchenko also undermined and contributed to the demise of Ukraine's judicial system. His interference in the independence of Ukraine's Constitutional Court in 2007 undermined confidence in the judicial and democratic process. In the Case Yushchenko's abuse and breached Of Ukraine's constitutional rights favored Tymoshenko's political position.

Yanukovych's actions are just as wrong.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 4:07 p.m.    

the senseless diatribes by the lviv diaspora below continue to defy logic. It is simply laughable they are so one-sided and that they believe she is so innocent and close their eyes and cant answer how she stole hundreds of millions when she was 'gas princess'

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 5:39 p.m.    

Thank you Mr. Putin

And yanuconvict's son stole hundreds of millions this year from the ukrainian people, and yanukovych's mezhyhyria estate are all stolen from the ukrainian people.

Yanukovych is a convicted murderer , you idiot.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 5:55 p.m.    

Hey freeze in the dark when your Russian friends want $485 for gaz.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 4:22 p.m.    

What a stupid old fool she is! The ECHR will not even bother with her case unless she first exhausts all avenues within The Ukraine's justice system.

It's obvious that she knows she is guilty.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 7:11 p.m.    

Watch your mouth, sonny. You never know, your mother might be reading this thread.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 10:22 p.m.    

This obvious lack of intelligence represents the ignorance derived by an individual who is neither employed or educated and should be ashamed of publically announcing it.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 6:05 p.m.    

Now she is just hoping and praying that the Euro's will bail her corrupt ass out for all that money she stole from Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 6:18 p.m.    

Ms Tymoshenko has stated the truth brilliantly.

Europe and the whole civilized planet are watching the gong show

that Ukraine calls a justice system.

It's too bad that Ukraine is becoming another Belarus.....and Ukraine wonders why its kept at arms length from Europe.

If this circus continues....it'll only get worse. The moron Yanukovych

and his flunkies ( including the two or three yo-yos who get paid to write under various monikers on this site),are becoming the butt of all jokes.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 6:24 p.m.    

Fantastic. But stating her version of the events on her second-rate website will not give her a &quot;get out of jail free&quot; card.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 6:37 p.m.    

The people/opposition of Ukraine should hang their heads in shame.....

For months she has been fighting the absurdedness of her trial.

Now she is in jail, wrongly and unjustly, and still no major protessting!

This trial is not about her guilt or innocense, it is about the rule of law, or the total absencse rule of law.....

Her trial is a reflection of what Yanukalin and his corrupt thugs are doing to ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF UKRAINE...!

And still the people sit on their butts.....doing nothing......

Why..?? ....Freedom is a struggle....Democracy was 'given' to Ukraine in 1991,,,,,,now democracy has been taken away......and no one fights, while other nations fight and remove their corrupt leaders.!!!

The potential of our country is astronomical,,, but is nothing, under the dictatorship of Yanukalin, just an embarassment.....

The longer we sit and do nothing,,,,the more shame we should feel......

Sadly.......

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 9:54 p.m.    

It is unfortunate that the people of Ukraine have become complacent and have given up their quest for freedom in exchange for corruption which is easier to accept, more rewarding and requires no effort. The Ukrainian black market rules the streets and the people of Ukraine, and it is the only way of life the young people know since 1991. The price of freedom comes with sacrifice, and there is little left to give. There will be no change, as the people have given up...all of the politicians earned millions illegally, and similar to the old US Wild West mentality of the 1800's, the 1990's in Ukraine was a winner take all scenario. Those who have get, those who have not get not. It will not change in Ukraine. I don't think Ukraine wants freedom, only more of what they have. The apartment buildings are old, broken, full of people with no jobs waiting for their check from the government. Its life.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 7:02 p.m.    

Nobody cares about that old whore. She ain't pretty any more!

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 7:09 p.m.    

How right you are !

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 7:45 p.m.    

...TRAITORS....!!!

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 7:19 p.m.    

Pathetic gibberish of her ghost writer.

Embarrassing.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 8:09 p.m.    

How does she think the ordinary citizen copes with the rule of law? Did she bother to do anything about it when in power. She closed casinos in 2 days without considering the 40,000 people who lost their jobs. 2 days! She never once bothered to reform the judiciary system. How many ordinary Ukrainians sit in prison because of this flawed system? A system biased in favor of the authorities and oligarchs.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 9:05 p.m.    

The EU took her side and gave Yanukovych a red card. Even in jail, she is causing nightmares for the evil dictator, and his Party of Russians. Go Yulia! Ukraine is with you. Yanukovych's days are numbered.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m.    

yaaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 9:39 p.m.    

hahahahahahahahaha !!!!

great !

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 10:07 p.m.    

In spite of the fact that Yulia stole millions from Ukraine in the 1990's, she deserves a proper trial. I applaud her for her tonacity and diligence as she exposes the corruption of Yanokovych and the Ukrainian &quot;legal system&quot; to the world. Maybe she's not perfect and completly innocent, but she is the best conduit to the EU for Ukraine. Ukraine needs such a leader now more than ever.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 10:13 p.m.    

Yes.. Ukraine needs an inept and useless leader who did nothing but parade her fancy headwear around during her time as Prime Minister.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 10:30 p.m.    

Yet here we wait for someone better? Who do you have in mind? Yanokovych???? Who else could possibly win an election in 2012? At least Yulia will deliver Ukraine to Europe. It could be worse, Ukraine could join EurAsia. Its what you want? More Soviet politics?

besides, i like her hair just fine...

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 10:33 p.m.    

What The Ukraine needs is stability, and Yulia cannot deliver that.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 10:38 p.m.    

And so I repeat my question...

who else can win the election in 2012?

Are you ready for the new Soviet Union? It's better?

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 11:45 p.m.    

Nobody else can because all of the other candidates insist on speaking village drivel.

The thing is, nobody cares about that old whore. It's only the Canadian diaspora that thinks she's some kind of angel sent down to save The Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:06 a.m.    

So why don't you just admit that you know nothing about what you speak?

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:21 a.m.    

Why don't you just admit that you have fantasies about having anal sex with that old mole?

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:35 a.m.    

TRAITOR!!!

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 12:59 a.m.    

Can't criticize Tymoshenko for anything as she hasn't been in government for at least two years.

But we can criticize the corrupt Yanukovych and his hopelessly

corrupt POR. They have done nothing positive for the country...nada...zilch. But they have robbed it blind and made Ukraine an unreliable partner.

So when Tymoshenko decribes the corruptness of Ukraine...of Yanukovych...of the judicial system...well the world listens!

She is articulate, fiery and charismatic.

So who would you prefer as a president....durak Yanukovych or an

intelligent Tymoshenko?

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:04 a.m.    

I don't think a woman who got a vibrator stuck in her rectum would make a good leader of any country.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:30 a.m.    

Oh my...aren't you a shining light of intelligence!

Your mother must be sooooo proud! LOL

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:05 a.m.    

The real reason she can't attend her trial is that she's too busy masturbating.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:10 a.m.    

This obvious lack of intelligence represents the ignorance derived by an individual who is neither employed or educated and should be ashamed of publically announcing it.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 2:55 a.m.    

&quot;Try to know yourself, your own wickedness. Think on the greatness of God and your wretchedness.&quot;.

PS The Russian Empire {AKA: Muscovy} still exists today, and is trying to expand - and consume and enslave its neighbors.

Read more:

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/119279/20/page/1/#comment-158731#ixzz1hJORgpvf

PS same &quot;Guest&quot; as 01:04

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 3:39 a.m.    

Thanks LESbian.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 1:29 a.m.    

Who does she think Ukrainians are - morons? Oh, never mind...

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 4:07 a.m.    

Attorney General cited arguments in favor of the legality of camera shooting of ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

http://tsn.ua/politika/pshonka-nazvav-avtora-ideyi-znimati-timoshenko.html

Is Pshonka senile?

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 4:21 a.m.    

Tymoshenko does not instill confidence. But she is preferable to Yushchenko.

As a s many in this forum know she cries wolf way too much.

Taras Chornovil made a good observation that had they left her alone she would have self destructed. Instead they have turned her into a martyr.

Her imprisonment is unjust. there are many others out there that should face a court and be imprisoned and yet they are not. Her imprisonment is without doubt political persecution.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 8:38 a.m.    

The senseless diatribes by the Lvov diaspora below continue to defy logic. It is simply laughable these former western ukrainian lackeys are so one-sided and that they are blinded to believe she is so innocent. and yet close their eyes and cant answer how she stole hundreds of millions when she was 'gas princess'

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 10:49 a.m.    

I agree entirely with your comments.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 5:02 p.m.    

Hey moscal mind your own business and join your brothers on the 24th of Dec.as soon as you get back from KIM JUNGS funeral in North Korea

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 11:10 a.m.    

This woman is so deeply immersed in her own fantasy world that she can no longer grasp reality. Her statement is contradictory and she demeans herself with its content. She has failed those that put faith in her and her political party is failing those of us that voted for them by refusing to attend the work they have been elected to carry out. What use to anyone is an opposition party that fails to voice its opinion during parliamentary sessions?

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 2:23 p.m.    

I am quite prepared to believe that Ukrainian 'justice' can be bought and sold. Given some supporting evidence. But if its true then it was true when Yulia was Prime Minister. And it was true under the entire reign of the Agents of Orange. And when it served the Orange folk corruption of legal principles seemed no big deal in Ukraine. At least it was not the Orange Revolutions target of choice when they controlled the judges. So EU flunkies and the US government may say this and that. But what exactly can they do? They themselves where undisturbed by the corruption of the Legal form when it served the interests of Yulia and the Orange folk.

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Anonymous Dec. 24, 2011, 5:15 a.m.    

A very carefully crafted deception on your part.

1) First, there was and is corruption in Ukraine. That does not excuse a stalinist legal fiasco then or now.

2) Before yanusvoloch, the chimps in robes in Ukraine were not anywhere nearly under the control of yanusvoloch as they are now, after yanusvoloch and his banda implemented &quot;judicial reforms.&quot;

3) yanusvoloch and zArazov and the rest of the banda kept repeating like robots that they want the association agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement. But they wanted it for - free - without implementing necessary democratic reforms.

In fact, they want to have a sovok mafia state, and nevertheless sign agreements with the EU.

It doesn't work that way in a civilized world.

Maybe it works that way in a sovok mafia thug world.

But not in the EU.

4) The reason the issue came up is that yanusvoloch and Rinat Kuzmin and Firtash and Boyko decided to selectively persecute 12 former officials because Firtash got kicked out as a gas middleman.

Prior corruption does not excuse a present stalinist system and backsliding into authoritarianism.

Furthermore, if Ukraine wants to join the EU club, then it has to - voluntarily - abide by EU rules.

And that's something that yanusvoloch and zArazov and the rest of the banda try to spin out of the picture.

5) What can the EU (and the US) do?

They are already doing it:

- not sign agreements with sovok mafia state Ukraine

- not grant visas to sovok mafia thug Akhmetov and others

Just 2 examples.

In the meantime, yanusvoloch flunkies like you keep trying to say that it's OK for Ukraine to have stalinist persecution in Ukraine.

But it's not OK.

And the EU does not have to sign agreements with a sovok mafia state.

спасибо жителям Донбаассаааа....

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 4:21 p.m.    

This woman is a hero of Ukraine compared to the robber barons that are pillaging ,robbinfg and raping the Ukrainian nation.They kill journalists ,steal our black soil ,stuff their pockets with our toil and work,get away without paying taxes,offshore accounts to negate paying taxes,cooperate with raiders on businesses,make the son of Yanukovitch a billionare overnight ,run over pedestrians with no consequences,erect barriers around the rada to keep people away,use the gestapo SBU to silence the people and spy on them ,turn the berkyt and police to beat the people, beat to death people in cutody,buy the court system and have it only work for POR-----did we see this under YULIYA I dont believe so YULIA BELIEVES IN THIS NATION -SHE BELIEVES IN YOU AND WANTS A UKRAINA FREE AND DEMOCRATIC WITHOUT A TYRANT AND HIS MAFIA GANG WITHOUT BEING A COLONY OF PUTINS-IF YOU SUPPORT POR YOU ARE A MOSCAL + A TRAITOR

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 6:02 p.m.    

And exactly what planet are you living on and viewing through rose tinted spectacles? Your description of 'live in Ukraine today' resembles nothing of the reality. Or is this written by our Yulia and you simply posted it?

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Anonymous Dec. 26, 2011, 1:41 a.m.    

Tymoshenkos assessment of the judiciary system under Yanukonvicts rule is precise and to the point. &quot;Guilty&quot; or &quot;not guilty&quot;, she did not receive a fair trial, and she never will as long as Yanukonvict is in control.And in that regard, seeking international justice is absolutely essential.Not just for Tymoshenko, but for all those who have fallen victim to the hands of the brutal and evil dictator.

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