“Today we came to support Yulia, to say that she is not just a strong
personality, not just a beautiful woman, but a real Ukrainian woman,
not broken, and we are together with her today. We have 365 white roses
here. She has been in prison for 365 days, and I sincerely believe that
we will be giving roses to one another and to Yulia Volodymyrivna only
on big holiday occasions, and that these are the last roses in relation
to her imprisonment,” the Front for Change leader Arseniy Yatseniuk told
reporters in Kharkiv.
Although the opposition leaders who have arrived in Kharkiv have no
permission for a personal meeting with Tymoshenko, as parliamentarians
they are entitled to unhindered access to prison grounds and people held
in custody, he said.
“We will carry these roses as far as the last police checkpoint,” the politician said.