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You're reading: Open letter by jailed former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko
I thank all those who supported me and my family. We feel this support and this is important for us.

Before God and people I swear that I am not guilty of any crime, that is being "rigged" by top officials in the General Prosecutor's Office.

The only reason for my imprisonment in the pre-trial Lykyanovskiy facity is to prevent me for speaking aloud about the resurgence of thugocracy in Ukraine.

I, like others in pre-trial police custody, am a prisoner of war of the criminal elements, who have seized power in Ukraine. Their goal is destory political opponents and establish an atmosphere of fear in order to rob the country and people with impunity.

The current authorities have no morals and do not respect the law. They bought parliament and now control the country's law-enforcement agencies, the courts and prosecutor's office. The only thing they fear is popular resistance.

This year is a time for each person to take a stand. The pendulum of Ukrainian history is moving into a dark period. What happens next depends on the ability of Ukrainians to defend their families, their soul and the history of the country.

Do not remain silent!

Be united!

Glory to Ukraine!

Yuriy Lutsenko

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