“It is a dirty political trick… The sense of this trick is the
following: Ukraine will not pay Russia a single kopeck in this lawsuit.
Moreover, after the completion of the election process, the appeal or
cassation court will overturn this ruling on the basis of non-existent
guarantees,” the campaign chief of the Batkivschyna United Opposition
Oleksandr Turchynov said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.
“These are the realities of Ukraine’s dirty politics, these are the
realities of the anti-state activities of the Ukrainian authorities, and
this is another indication of how much they are afraid of opposition
leader Yulia Tymoshenko – they are ready to take absurd decisions, to
compromise the state in order to discredit her [Tymoshenko],” the
On Sept. 19, Kyiv Economic Court partially satisfied a suit from
the Russian Defense Ministry concerning a debt accumulated by Unified
Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU), ordering Ukraine to pay 3.11 billion
hryvnias ($400 million) to Russia’s defense agency.