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"The question is whether the contract was signed under mutual understanding and mutual benefit for both sides. I’m more than sure that Ukraine signed the contracts under pressure. If that’s true, then the contract is not effective under international legislation. We need [to listen to] Yulia Tymosheko’s opinion here. She could be the person to claim that it is true. The rest depends on equalizing the situation [the terms of gas contracts] in Ukraine with that in Germany, Poland, and Italy. If we see that the signed terms are obviously worse that those for other partners, then an unbiased judge would consider this as a signal that the situation was not that simple," the former minister said in an interview with TVi.

At the same time, Ohryzko added that in this case Tymoshenko’s personal will to give testimony would be important, as "the myth about a rescued Europe and satisfied Moscow" could be destroyed.

Ohryzko said that the authorities and the opposition must join efforts while protecting the interests of the state.

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