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Prosecutor: Tymoshenko has to pay for damage caused to Naftogaz when verdict is executed

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Aug. 29, 2012, 1:48 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine's High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases in Kyiv, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Ukraine's highest court on Wednesday upheld the guilty verdict against the country's ex-prime minister, who is in jail on abuse of office charges.
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Former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko will have to pay compensation for damage caused to NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy under the gas case as soon as the verdict is executed.

"This will take place as soon as the verdict is executed," prosecutor Oksana Drohobytska told journalists, when asked when Tymoshenko has to pay the compensation to NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy to fulfill the court ruling in the gas case.

When asked whether Tymoshenko has chances to win in the European Court of Human Rights, the prosecutor said: "It's up to the European Court."

As reported, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in jail on October 11, 2011, on charges of abuse of authority while negotiating gas contracts with Russia in 2009.

In addition, the court compelled Tymoshenko to pay Hr 1.5 billion to Naftogaz Ukrainy for the losses and forbade her from holding public posts for three years.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 29, 2012, 4:05 p.m.    

Tymoshenko, having exhausted her appeal rights with Ukraine can now lodge an application for review by the European Court Human Rights. Hoefully the ECHR will fast track there review. I find it hard to agree with Teh decision of Ukraine's courts ruling. Imagine if we held to account politicians and or businessman for designs that were later deemed to have caused a loss or impost on citizens or shareholders? The decision made by Tymoshenko to sign an agreement with Russia in relation to gas simply was supported by the European community.

initiated charges against Tymoshenko which is considers by many to be nothing but political persecution.

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elmer-елмер Aug. 29, 2012, 5:10 p.m.    

This just gets more and more bizarre - an insane asylum would seem sane by comparison to psychotic Zookraine and its decrepit, deranged sovok mafia.

What "losses"?

Putler and Gazprom had shut off the gas.

Naftohaz signed a contract to buy gas from Gazprom.

What "losses"?

Naftohaz is notorious for undercharging consumers, and zAraza and yanustalin pledged not to increase "tariffs" to residential consumers, who are subsidized, so as to try to win the next election.

In other words, for years, in bizarro bass ackwards Zookraine, they have been selling gas to residential consumers at a loss.

So now they're going to try to put this all on the back of Tymoshenko.

How is it that the brainless psychotic deranged idiots were allowed to come to power in Zookraine?

Now is it that the village idiots in Zookraine keep voting for them?

meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow

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