“And [President Viktor] Yanukovych’s order on sentencing opposition
leader Yulia Tymoshenko to life, which the prosecutor general announced
tonight, is the culmination of this shame,” Batkivschyna said.
“Understanding that the European Court of Human Rights will put an
end to the dirty and empty tricks against Yulia Tymoshenko in the near
future, Yanukovych’s associates have resorted to a desperately brazen
and mendacious step,” it said.
“They do not conceal any more that they want to hold not only the
opposition leader but the entire Ukraine behind bars for life,” it said.