EUobserver: Tymoshenko trial: Gas, lies and stereotypes

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Sept. 12, 2011, 4:04 p.m. |
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.

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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?

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 6:10 p.m.    

POR propaganda! Sooooo ludicrous! Pathetic fools!

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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.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 10:38 p.m.    

She tells it like it is.

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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

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Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 7:28 a.m.    

Ilona is clearly hysterical.

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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.

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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!

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