Yevhenia Tymoshenko: Idea to impeach Yanukovych could unite Ukrainians

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July 21, 2012, 3:06 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine


Eugenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, believes that the collection of signatures to impeach President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, initiated by the united opposition, could unite Ukrainians.

"I think that the prospects of this initiative are not very optimistic now. But we must try. The opposition should use every opportunity to make it clear to Yanukovych and the entire world that the president's actions, including political repression, persecution of journalists and social activists, are unacceptable," she said in an interview with the Voice of America broadcasting company.

"Therefore the opposition appealed to the people calling to sue the president for his anti-state and anti-national actions for nearly three years of his presidency. I think this initiative could bring people together. If they are not ready to go out to the streets, they can protest this way," she said.

"The level of support is still high and continues to grow. People perceive her as a victim of unfair trial. It is obvious for Ukrainians that it is a case of political repression, and they start supporting her even more," Eugenia said, when talking about how her mother's nearly one-year stay in prison influenced her support from the side of the population.

As reported, in early July the united opposition announced the campaign "Ukraine against Yanukovych," within which started preparing a suit against the head of state and collecting signatures for his impeachment.

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