KyivPost

EUobserver: Tymoshenko trial: Gas, lies and stereotypes

Print version
Sept. 12, 2011, 4:04 p.m. |
SEE ALSO
The detention of former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on 5 August remains big news both at home and abroad, with a final verdict expected in the coming days. Updates from the Pechersky court room, where the case is being judged, are as regular as weather forecasts.

The international community, without any real scrutiny of the prosecutor's argument, has loudly complained that the trial is politically motivated. For their part, Ukrainians find it hard to understand the details of the case, while most foreign diplomats and media do not even try.

Read more
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively debate. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. If you think that a posted comment violates these standards, please flag it and alert us. We will take steps to block violators.
Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 4:57 p.m.    

I love it when paid shills like Ilona Iarmoliuk, masquerading as journalists, cast aside all professional objectivity.

Their writing then becomes a smorgasbord of gratuitous accusations

and unfounded speculation....all served up as 'facts'. Her ridicule

extends to anyone who does not agree with the Tymoshenko trial farce.

Ilona's work is especially humorous....because she insinuates and fabricates while spinning her own tale.

How palpable is her hate for Tymoshenko!

I can smell a book coming from her any day now! But what is more important is who is financing her 'independent' journalism and what is in it for her?

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 6:10 p.m.    

POR propaganda! Sooooo ludicrous! Pathetic fools!

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 8:45 p.m.    

Ilona Iarmoliuk is a freelance journalist in Ukraine.

Ilona is a typical crazy mixed up Ukrainian woman.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 10:38 p.m.    

She tells it like it is.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 11:59 p.m.    

QUOTE: &quot;The West was shocked when the judge last month ordered her detention for contempt of court ( I wonder if there is any judge in the world that would have tolerated her offensive behaviour).&quot;

In the west they would not have held her in detetnion for so long. She would have had the right to be tried fro contempot by a seperate independent court. She also would have been allowed bail pending tyeh outcome of the court, yes her catiosn were in contemot. BUt hwo do you then explain Kutsenko's detention?

QUOATE: &quot;Why don't they complain about the scores of other prosecutions of ex-politicians in Ukraine? Why is Tymoshenko so special?&quot;

Good question. Two wriongs do not make a right

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 7:28 a.m.    

Ilona is clearly hysterical.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 3:23 p.m.    

It is hard to understand the case details because the &quot;details&quot; are fabricated and can not be explained through common sense - just as this story makes no sense.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous Sept. 18, 2011, 6:18 p.m.    

Llona Larmoliuk is working for the propaganda wing of POR. Disregard what she's saying. It is pure Party of thieves hysteria!

{# <-- parent id goes here

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.