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Prosecution: Tymoshenko's testimony akin to political statement

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Sept. 7, 2011, 2:08 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The state prosecution in the gas case against former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko has said Tymoshenko's testimony sounds like a political statement.
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The state prosecution in the gas case against former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko has said Tymoshenko's testimony sounds like a political statement. "The statements of the accused have nothing in common with her questioning. These are quite plainly political statements," State Prosecutor Vasyl Bairachny said during a court hearing on Wednesday.

Tymoshenko's lawyer, Oleksandr Plakhotniuk, in turn, said that the former premier was giving testimony freely, and the prosecution could ask qualifying questions during her interrogation.
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Anonymous Sept. 7, 2011, 2:29 p.m.    

What do you expect in a political show trial?

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Anonymous Sept. 7, 2011, 3:25 p.m.    

&quot;The statements of the accused have nothing in common with her questioning.&quot; however Yanukovych's charges have nothing to do with law or justice.

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Anonymous Sept. 7, 2011, 4:20 p.m.    

I think that the prosecution's entire case sounds like a &quot;political statement&quot;.

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Anonymous Sept. 7, 2011, 5:05 p.m.    

The contents of this case is political,the implications are political, and the motivation behind it is political.The prosecution is still unable to prove if any crime actually exist.And Tymoshenko simply tells it the way it is.Political! 100%!

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Anonymous Sept. 7, 2011, 8:26 p.m.    

She is making political statements and rants because she has no defense.

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Anonymous Sept. 8, 2011, 3:50 p.m.    

Comments made by sovok banyaks supporting the case against Yulia Tymoshenko are either a) devoid of any intellect, or b) mouthpieces for the current regime that lie and have no moral scruples. The fact that the current proceedings have degenerated into a &quot;Kangaroo Court&quot; have been well documented. What makes it even more despicable is the total disregard and blatant violations of the Constitution of Ukraine by Yanukovych's lackey &quot;Judge&quot; Rodion Kireyev. The only possible hope for true justice in Ukraine lies in regime change.

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