Tax police resumes four criminal cases against Tymoshenko

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Nov. 7, 2011, 12:14 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

A police officer looks on at a tent camp in support of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Khreshchatyk, the main street in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.
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Tax police investigators have served former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko copies of a resolution to open four criminal cases concerning the activities of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU), the head of the former premier's defense team, Serhiy Vlasenko, has said. "Tax police employees informed Yulia Volodymyrivna [Tymoshenko] on Friday that they have resumed the investigation of four criminal cases involving Yulia Volodymyrivna. Employees of the investigative department gave her copies of four resolutions on criminal cases," Vlasenko said at a press conference on Monday.

Vlasenko said that all of the four resolutions concerned the activities of the UESU in 1996-1997, in particular, tax evasion.

He said that Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, while canceling the resolutions of former Prosecutor General Sviatoslav Piskun (2001-2003), had provided no arguments.

"The decision to close the cases was made illegally, and these are all of the arguments," Vlasenko said.

He recalled that the criminal cases under which Piskun issues resolutions to close the cases were opened in 2001, ahead of elections, and in 2005 the Supreme Court of Ukraine "said that the cases were closed in a justified way."

"Now these cases are being resumed… There are no grounds to cancel the resolutions [on the closure of criminal cases]," Vlasenko said.

He said that a pre-trial investigation into these cases would be conducted by the main investigative department of tax police at the State Tax Service.

"I don't know whether investigative actions were carried out or not," he said.

The first deputy leader of the Batkivschyna Party, Oleksandr Turchynov, in turn, noted that the documents on the reopening of the investigation of cases had no reference to rulings by U.S. and Russian courts, as the Prosecutor General's Office stated, while explaining new circumstances for the resumption of criminal cases.

Turchynov said that there were no legal grounds in Pshonka's decision and that "there are only political motives." He also said that the statute of limitations for the investigation of these criminal cases had expired.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 1:03 p.m.    

Now what a surprise this is. Proffessor Viktor is now copying what Rasputin did to Khodorkovsky- monkey see, monkey do. What next- wil Yulia be charged with Gongadze's murder instead of Kuchma?????

And does Proffessor Viktor STIL believe that the Ukraine-EU agreement will be ratified after all these Neo-Stalinist show investigations and trials??????? Does he even believe that any sane intelligent person actually believes all this garbage???

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 1:58 p.m.    

Sorry to say, but the answer is yes: Yanukovych believes that it is only a matter of piling up enough charges, and finally EU will accept it.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:04 p.m.    

Ho the hell wants to be in the EU the bunch of wimps are nearly broke. Germany wants to keep the euro so it can profit from exports in a common currency.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:18 p.m.    

Who are you to criticise? Cockish bravado and hysteria won't help ))))

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 4:41 p.m.    

Nearly broke? If it's getting tough they just print money and rise the inflation for a decade to 7-9% ...problem solved. Such an inflation is unfortunately considered normal in most countries. I mean ie Russia and Brazil are always proud it their inflation does not pass 10%.

Germany always was #1-#3 when it comes to export goods. No matter if strong Deutschmark or weaker Euro is in use.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:06 p.m.    

The EU has already caved in. Two weeks is al the attention span they can give the case. Just like the EU response to Yushchenko when he breached Ukraine's constitutional Rights and illegally dismissed Ukraine's previous Parliament back in 2007. The EU spoke out and then sat back and remained silent whilst Yushchenko continues his assault and violation of Ukraine's COnstitutional rights. The EU has its own problems right now. Tymoshenko will die in detention and may be released after the 2012 Parliamentary elections are over. Thenonly way forwatrd nnow is if the opposition can get teir act together and call to have presidential autority removed and Ukraine becokme a full Parliamentary democracy. This is unlikely to accure. Looks like game over and the end to democratic refrom. Ukraine was betrayed by Yushchnko who opposeed Ukraine becoming a true democratic state. The opposition are defeated even before the election is caled.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 2:59 p.m.    

All members of parliament, senior government officials should be subject to a financial audit of their assets and investments. If they can not explain the source of their wealth they should be confiscated and tried for money laundering and tax avoidance.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:02 p.m.    

There would be no one left in government.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:39 p.m.    

Does Ukraine really have a &quot;government&quot; right now?

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:55 p.m.    

The &quot;government&quot; of Ukraine today is anti-UKRAINIAN.

The &quot;government&quot; of Ukraine today is &quot;the enemy of the people&quot;.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 4:01 p.m.    

What say Yanukovych on November 9?

Ukraine on November 3, 20:22

Less than a week, 9 November, Ukraine will celebrate the Day of Ukrainian literature and language.

Secondly, Ukrainian-language cultural products altogether deprived of the right to claim presence in the air as another rule adopted law gives broadcasters the right not to include the works of Ukrainian authors and performers to its esters.

Of course, we can say that the law &quot;legalizes&quot; the fact that lawlessness that today exists in reality.

Ukrainian-national cultural product, as an obligatory component of life of the nation, systematically removed from our lives.

Ukrainian language as the state, derived from the Ukrainian society.

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 4:11 p.m.    

Stalin bus routes

They also admit that the project is largely aimed against Ukraine:

Apparently, the whole affair is antisocial, considering that (a) Sta-linism has long been condemned by the international community as an inhuman regime matching that of Adolf Hitler, and (b) that this pro-ject is aimed against Ukraine as a de facto intrusion into this country’s internal affairs.

If this project works, it will be further proof that Ukraine is controlled and brainwashed by external forces acting with the current government’s knowledge and consent.”

“I suppose that in any society there is always a certain number of sick people, who are not only missing common sense and basic skills of differentiating between good and evil, but also try to impose their twisted vision of the world on everyone around.

“The fact of initiating placement of Stalin’s portraits in public places of Sevastopol, including public transport should be considered an open attempt for rehabilitation of Stalin’s totalitarian regime, convicted by the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE on a par with the Nazi regime.

Read more:

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 4:15 p.m.    

They did not allow UKRAINIAN parades or marches on UKRAINIAN Independence Day in Ukraine. But, they allowed a so-called Russian March with the Moscow KGB &quot;church&quot; in Kyiv.

In Kiev patriots scuffled with the participants of the &quot;Russian March&quot;.

Reportedly, representatives of the parties' &quot;Russian block&quot; that planned Nov. 4 to &quot;Russian March&quot;, joined the church walk.

PS Four UKRAINIAN PATRIOTS were arrested.

Read more:

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 3:49 p.m.    

Yesterday / 00:05:12 {with video}

Throughout Ukraine, Yanukovych methodically fired Ukrainian doctors

Ukrainian hospitals are being closed and doctors are being fired instead of receiving back pay.;media_id=383512409&amp;items=36561&amp;type=0

PS PoR claims that the money is there and they do not know... ?

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 7:16 p.m.    

What about Yanukonvict, his entire administration and the 450 members in parliament.When are they going to be investigated by the tax police?

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Anonymous Nov. 7, 2011, 9:48 p.m.    

There is something disturbing and abnormal with the way Yanukonvicts mafia is pursuing Tymoshenko. These types of criminal activities against one individual will never happen in the free world.

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Anonymous Nov. 8, 2011, 4:38 p.m.    

What is there abnormal? Look at Russia, look at the Stans, look at Belorus. Same pattern. Quite normal.

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Anonymous Nov. 8, 2011, 3:07 a.m.    

Yanukonvict is turning her into a martyr. He will get his turn someday and it won't be pretty.

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