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Tymoshenko moved to Kachanivska penal colony in Kharkiv (updated)

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Dec. 30, 2011, 9:44 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was moved to the Kachanivska penal colony in Kharkiv early on Friday, Channel 5 has reported, referring to the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. Tymoshenko was removed from Kyiv's pre-trial detention center at 05.00 in a wheelchair, because she cannot move on her own, according to the Ukrainska Pravda online publication.

The Kachanivska penal colony is located in a three-hour drive from Kyiv, the publication said.

Tymoshenko has been convicted to seven years in prison for abuse of office while signing the gas supply contracts with Russia in 2009 and cannot run for president under the Ukrainian legislation.
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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 9:59 a.m.    

yeah !!!!

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 9:59 a.m.    

Happy New Year from the Pineapple !

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 10:56 p.m.    

Vitali Klitschko: Yanukovych spurns history

By issuing his decree to cancel Freedom Day which marks the start of the 2004 Orange revolution, Pres Yanukovych indicated that in 2011 Ukraine has become a country where little freedom is left, UNIAN quotes the Klitschko-led UDAR party Dec. 30 statement.

The Day of Freedom remains a symbol of the struggle of Ukrainians for their human rights, honest elections and free assembly, UDAR statement goes on. “The attempt to coincide the Freedom Day with the Unification of Ukraine Day on Jan. 22 indicates the regime’s disrespect to the Ukrainian history and the attempt to pull the plug on the 2004 Orange revolution and Maidan uprising,” the statement continues.

“It is symbolic that the Freedom Day was cancelled on the same day when Yulia Tymoshenko was moved to a penitentiary in Eastern Ukraine.

Just 2 days before the New Year the authorities have again humiliated a sick woman to show the brutal force of their coercive apparat – despite assurances of the regime’s officials that Tymoshenko will stay in Kyiv.

Every step, every statement of this regime is another lie and disinformation,” the UDAR says. Ukraine will enter the year 2012 as a country where human rights are infringed, humiliation of Ukrainians become routine, and oppression of the opposition becomes the regime’s strategy, UDAR stressed.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 10:34 a.m.    

She will be released as soon as the REAL convict who calls himself President falls from office or is removed by the people.

IT WILL HAPPEN.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 11:03 a.m.    

yaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 10:39 a.m.    

No it won't, and if you think that it will you are completely delusioned. Look at the facts and the apathy of Ukranians...nothing will change.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 11:57 a.m.    

The need to remove power form the office of president and implement the recommendations submitted by PACE and the Venice Commission. Both have advocated that Ukraine adopt European values and European models of parliamentary democracy. The presidential system has and will continue to fail Ukraine. Yushchenko with less than 5% support being the worst president in Ukraine's modern history. Yushenk9i opposed Ukraine becoming a democratic state based on European values and European model.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 11:58 a.m.    

It not the person it is the position that is at fault. Ukraine must except collective responsibility for its 0wn governance and stop- relying on the good will of whoever is elected President.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 11:53 a.m.    

“If they had left her free, she would quarrel with everyone, and eventually turn into a marginal old lady in politics. This would mean an end of the project. But now she is a political project again. She can again win elections. We sympathize for the insulted and humiliated, and her ratings, which had plummeted, are now steadily climbing.

Under such circumstances nothing will make Yanukovych release her. The threats of being banned from Europe, or having to face his worst nightmare, Putin, are not the reason. He will not release her as long as he knows that she is a rival. Therefore the only way for her to be released is Europe giving up demands that Tymoshenko continue her political career. Amnesty or pardon, as an act of humanity, that is all.”

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