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You're reading: Tymoshenko calls for early presidential elections

Ex-premier of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has called on Ukrainians to strive for urgent early presidential elections in Ukraine.

“The only way out of the present precarious situation is the
immediate peaceful dismissal of Yanukovych through a constitutional way
based on the people’s will,” reads the statement announced by lawyer of
ex-premier Serhiy Vlasenko outside the Kharkiv Central Clinic No. 5 on

Tymoshenko stressed that people should have strive in particular for president’s dismissal.

“If we postpone this case, by 2015, we’ll lose Ukraine. One more time
I repeat that there will be no fair presidential elections in 2015, the
same as happened in the five trouble districts last Sunday. Yanukovych
should be peacefully and constitutionally dismissed today, and then the
entire power system changed, to sign Association with the European Union
and do other useful things. If Yanukovych rules the country, the
agreement [on association with the EU] is under the threat,” the
statement from Tymoshenko read.

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