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Yuschenko against travel ban on Tymoshenko

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May 18, 2011, 4:44 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Third Ukrainian President (2005-2010), Leader of the Our Ukraine Party Viktor Yuschenko has said that the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine should not have put a travel ban on Leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko on opening investigations into the cases against her. "I disapprove of the travel ban on Tymoshenko," he told reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday.

He said that "a person has to be free," and added that he and Ukrainian citizens do not understand such an attitude from the investigators.

Yuschenko said the courts should have the final say in the cases against Tymoshenko.

"Until the court forms its opinion, neither side has the right to comment," he said.

According to him, the Prosecutor General's Office should pursue a democratic course while investigating the cases, and inform society about the investigation process.
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Anonymous May 18, 2011, 4:48 p.m.    

Well, I guess it wouldn't even be a problem if you had thrown your support behind her in the presidential runoff! Now it's a little late.

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Anonymous May 18, 2011, 4:59 p.m.    

I find I in general agree more with Yuschenko than Tymoshenko.

That though has nothing to do with this case of prosecution of Tymoshenko, and neither does Yuschenko's opinion of it have anything to do with what the other commenter wrote.

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Anonymous May 18, 2011, 5:08 p.m.    

Mr Yuschenko,,,,despite the differences that exist between you and Julia,,,,your silence has been an approval of what Yanukalin has changed and done during the past year.

You and Julia missed and messed up a great opportunity,,,but that is in the past, and cannot be changed.

More outspoken comments from you against Yanukalin should be in order.

If you keep your silence, and encourage citizens NOT TO VOTE, as you ddid in the last election........then you are no better than the authoritarian sovok crook that is president today.

Then , you sir, would also be a traitor to Ukraine and its citizens.

BLESS UKRAINE!!

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Anonymous May 18, 2011, 8:02 p.m.    

No one in Ukraine listens to Yushchenko. His comments are like a red rage to a bull. Yushchenko's support has fallen to below 3%. come 2012 Yushchenko's' party Our Ukraine will lose office and representation. If anyone should be charged for anything it is Yushchenko for his breach of oath and betrayal of the Ukrainian people.

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Anonymous May 19, 2011, 4:07 a.m.    

At this point who cares what Yushchenko says or thinks.

He is the one who ensured Yanuk's election.

He had his chance to ensure that the ideals of the Orange Revolution

would be implemented and he blew it. So Sad, but Good Riddance.

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Anonymous May 19, 2011, 6:31 a.m.    

Now you want her to travel??? When you were in power THATS when you should have made her travel ...she was a torn in your side so why didn't you make her a representative to USA or Canada or UN or China...as far away from Ukraine as possible -then you two idiots wouldn't have so much opportunity to fight with each other! After your reign she would have come back from abroad much smarter and sophisticated and ready to take over and fix the mess you made!

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