David J. Kramer, executive director of U.S.-based Freedom House
"The decision will make it harder and harder for Ukraine and the European Union to go about business as usual. This is a very serious matter. It is making a mockery of the judicial system in Ukraine and is moving the country away from the values and principles of the United States and Europe. Ukraine had approached the line with the farce that is the trial. It has definitely crossed the line now."
Polish Foreign Ministry calls for Tymoshenko’s freedom