November 24, 2011

Prosecutor vows to press more cases against Tymoshenko | EurActiv

Prosecutor vows to press more cases against Tymoshenko | EurActiv
Published 23 November 2011
A senior Ukrainian prosecutor in charge of the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko left little doubt that an appeal will uphold her prison sentence for abuse of office and said further charges, including that of commissioning a murder, would be pressed against her.
Speaking to journalists during a rare visit to Brussels, Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin displayed fierce determination to convict Tymoshenko in crimes worthy of a spy novel.

November 20, 2011

Paranoia Grows In the Yanukovych Regime

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 214

November 18, 2011 05:08 PM
On November 2, President Viktor Yanukovych made a startling warning at an enlarged government meeting. He said “Law enforcement organs have told me there are purchases of weapons in preparation for a violent attack on the organs of the ruling bodies (of the state),” adding “People have lost their fear and conscience. Who is organizing this?” (Ukrayinska Pravda, November 2).

Why Yulia Tymoshenko Will Remain Imprisoned

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 20November 4, 2011 06:14 PM 

By: Taras Kuzio

(Source: AP)
Western policymakers and Ukrainian experts are perplexed as to why President Viktor Yanukovych agreed to the court quickly sentencing Yulia Tymoshenko on October 11 to a seven year sentence, a three year ban from political life and a fine of 1.5 billion hryvnia ($190 million). The “7+3” charges ban Tymoshenko from the next two presidential and three parliamentary elections.

November 8, 2011

Yulia Tymoshenko’s Imprisonment: The Yushchenko Factor

November 7, 2011 12:56 PM

Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yushchenko in 2007 (Source: AFP)
Former President Viktor Yushchenko is an important, but underestimated, aspect of the sentencing of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years imprisonment and a three year ban from government work. Our Ukraine Honorary Chairman Yushchenko’s support for the sentence was in contradiction with the Our Ukraine political party, which condemned it as a return to authoritarianism. Every other opposition political party condemned the sentence.

November 2, 2011

EU promises to Belarus $9 bn if Lukashenko frees political prisoners and holds normal elections / Enlargement / EU offers to buy Belarus for $9bn
30.09.11 @ 16:57
EU leaders have promised authoritarian Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko $9 billion if he frees political prisoners and holds normal elections.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk unveiled the offer at a press event at an EU summit with post-Soviet countries in Warsaw on Friday (30 September).