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The Batkivschyna Party: Azarov's statement on Tymoshenko in Le Figaro is 'false insinuation'

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Sept. 14, 2011, 9:32 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Azarov in an interview with Le Figaro described Europe's criticism regarding the trial on Ukrainian ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko as unreasonable.

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The Batkivschyna Party has said that Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov in an interview with France's Le Figaro newspaper resorted to "a cynical lie" while commenting on the gas case against Ukraine's ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. "In his answer to the first question of the French journalists, Azarov lied at least three times," reads a statement of the Batkivschyna Party's press service on the party's Web site.

According to Tymoshenko's supporters, Azarov's statement, according to which in 2009 Tymoshenko personally signed with Russian Premier Vladimir Putin a contract on prices of Russian gas supplies, was "obvious lies."

"These are obvious lies, because all documents were signed by the heads of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy and OJSC Gazprom," reads the statement.

Secondly, according to the party, Azarov is sure that Tymoshenko forged documents.

"You only have to look at the reports from the court hearings to check that all witnesses assured that the instructions of the Ukrainian premier were issued according to the rules of drafting such documents," the statement reminds.

For the third, according to the party, the premier dishonestly stated that the 2009 gas contract was not approved by the government and Naftogaz.

"For Azarov's information, the government of Ukraine approved the signed gas contracts at a meeting on Jan. 21, 2009, and NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy at a meeting on Jan.28, 2009. Moreover, at a meeting on January 12 Naftogaz entitled its head to sign the contracts," reads the statement.

"False insinuations in the foreign media by the current authorities will not disclose the truth about obvious lawlessness and political repression in Ukraine," the party stated.

Earlier, Azarov in an interview with Le Figaro described Europe's criticism regarding the trial on Ukrainian ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko as unreasonable.
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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 9:36 a.m.    

The Figaro article was only available on the last saturday paper version of the newspaper. This article has never been put on the internet site of the Figaro or on the blog of Pierre Avril, journalist in the Ligaro who wrote it. That's a bit suspicious...

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 10:31 a.m.    

Why do you think they gave the Tymo trial a 2 week recess?

Blatant propaganda and disinformation articles have been appearing in the western press lately.

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 11:35 a.m.    

people in the west are not fooled by the lies of azarov and his banda

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 4:14 p.m.    

I have no doubt that zArazov and his banda long for and pine for the good old days of the sovok union, when noone was permitted to question anything that sovoks-in-power did.

Everyone was supposed to pretend to believe all the crap they put out.

It doesn't work that way in free countries, where people are free, and not slaves.

zArazov and his banda want a sovok mafia slave state.

They are doing everything they can to keep it that way in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 11:41 a.m.    

This is another attempt of using dis-information by the Party of Rats to instill into the nations and citizens of the EU a perception that what Yanuk and his criminal gang is pursuing is politically correct against Tymoshenko. This tactic will not work for the the EU has plenty of experience now in dealing with a government (Tyrant of Ukraine) which lies too much and can never be trusted. Now we have the Russian (Azarov), who cannot even address the citizens he represent in Ukrainian, putting out lies which which are completely retracted by the evidence provided in the Tymoshenko court case. It is not to hard to understand that the EU is not going to be made fools of by a corrupt government and its officials. In fact, it is an embarrassment when the second in command of the regime is providing an international media false information and displays a complete disrespect for the EU community.

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 2:22 p.m.    

Where there is no integrity there can be no truth. This banda has no moral backbone. They are ruthless and cunning.

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 6:43 p.m.    

If he can lie to the international press, can you imagine how many lies he's telling us everyday? This scum has no sense of morality whatsoever, just like his criminal boss Uglykonvict!

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Anonymous Sept. 14, 2011, 11:36 p.m.    

Why do you think they gave the Tymo trial a 2 week recess?

Blatant propaganda and disinformation articles have been appearing in the western press lately.

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/politics/detail/112769/#ixzz1XvjbSLIy

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