Teixeira: Tymoshenko is in quite a depressed state

Print version
Aug. 11, 2012, 3:06 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira visited Tymoshenko and noted that the former premier is in a rather depressed emotional state.
© AP


EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira and ex-prime minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko have discussed the political situation in Ukraine and Ukraine's relations with the EU.

"We discussed the political situation in Ukraine, her vision of the political situation, how she sees the development of relations between Ukraine and the EU today and in the future, and talked about her state of health," the ambassador told journalists near Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 after a meeting with Tymoshenko on Saturday.

He noted that the former premier is in a rather depressed emotional state.

"She is quite depressed, which is understandable as she has been kept in jail for over a year, and new proceedings are instituted against her. This does not help improve the health state, as creates a nervous emotional situation. But she is a very strong woman and holds her own," the diplomat said.

The ambassador also expressed satisfaction that he had got the opportunity to meet with Yulia Tymoshenko and noted that he had been asking for this meeting for more than a year.

According to him, he listened more rather than asked questions, because he came "more as a friend."

"I did not have to meet with her to see the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine. But I hope and will hope that my impression is wrong," Teixeira said, asked whether his assessment of the situation in Ukraine changed after talking with Yulia Tymoshenko.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively debate. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. If you think that a posted comment violates these standards, please flag it and alert us. We will take steps to block violators.
CarlitosFritos Aug. 12, 2012, 12:28 p.m.    

Oh, Yulia. Maybe, if you're too greedy you end up with nothing... This is the rich people problem: avarice! Eh, Yulia, let's start your own Pussy Riot!

{# <-- parent id goes here
blueriver Aug. 12, 2012, 1:41 p.m.    

Yulia do not be depressed , Yanukovych and Putin are afraid of you, keep up the spirit. Yanukovych can not sleep he has nightmares thinks of free Yulia.

At the moment the Ukrainian people have two choices 1/. Yanukovych and his influence of Soviet Russia 2/. Yulia and her walk towards Europe .

I hope in the future Ukraine will have more options / variants ,

If the people in East Ukraine love Russia and the Soviet mentality let them move to Moscow. Most Ukrainians want a better life and we all know Europe is the best way forward. Yanukovych and his Russian friends will never allow this because the European values are to honest for their corrupt ways of business and Gas contracts.

{# <-- parent id goes here
kpxoxol Aug. 12, 2012, 7:52 p.m.    

Of corse the thief oligarch "gas princess" Tymoshenko is "depressed" (read scared) - her crimes are catching with her, heh, heh, heh :D

"Tymoshenko scandals

In August 2000, Olexandr Tymoshenko, a member of the board of the UESU and the husband of Yulia Tymoshenko, was arrested by the Ukrainian police. Together with Valery Falkovych, first deputy general director of the corporation, Tymoshenko was officially accused of embezzling US$800,000 in public funds through the export of rolled metal to Asia during the 1990s.[3] Yulia Tymoshenko served from 1995 to 1997 as the director of the company. Like her husband, Yulia Tymoshenko was arrested and she staid under arrest for several weeks on forgery and gas smuggling charges.[4] Kiev's Appeal Court canceled lodging of criminal proceedings against her and her husband in May 2004 [5] and in September 2005 Russian prosecutors canceled her arrest warrant.[6]

Former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko claimed in 2010 that a document detailing the role of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Semyon Mogilevich in the gas trade in the mid-1990s including ties with top officials close to Tymoshenko was destroyed by his predecessor Oleksandr Turchynov. Turchynov called such claims an "elaborate ruse engineered by Yushchenko" to discredit his close ally, Tymoshenko.[7]

The company was dissolved in 2009.[citation needed]

The Ukrainian security service opened a criminal investigation into the embezzlement of $405 million by Energy Systems of Ukraine early July 2011.[8]"

{# <-- parent id goes here


© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.