“The fact that Yulia Tymoshenko tops the [electoral] list and [former
Interior Minister] Yuriy Lutsenko is on this list has both political
and legal grounds,” Yatseniuk said.
Yatseniuk, the leader of the Front for Change Party, pointed out that
the ECHR has already found Lutsenko’s conviction politically motivated,
and this is why “the existing authorities are dragging out the hearing
of Tymoshenko’s appeal.”
“It’s because a European Court of Human Rights’ decision on political
motives behind Tymoshenko’s indictment would be grounds for Tymoshenko
and Lutsenko to run in the election campaign,” he said.