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Yanukovych: Tymoshenko bill must not offer 'a technology for the evasion of prosecution'

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Nov. 14, 2013, 4:59 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
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Zaporizhia - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said he will sign a planned law to allow convicts to undergo medical treatment abroad if it is passed by parliament but warned against such a law offering "a technology for the evasion of prosecution."

Five drafts for the planned law have been introduced to parliament, and "if a consensus is found and an appropriate procedure is set, and if it isn't a way for people to evade prosecution, I think such a law will be passed and it will apply not only to Tymoshenko, it will apply to all citizens. Such is the position of the [parliament] deputies with whom I've had a lot of various consultations," Yanukovych said on Thursday.

He confirmed that next week would be a week of plenary sessions in the legislature.

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