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Yanukovych orders law enforcement agencies to check threat to Tymoshenko

Posted by the Editor on September 17, 2010


News / 17 September 2010 | 16:24

Yanukovych orders law enforcement agencies to check threat to Tymoshenko

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has ordered the State Guard Department and other law enforcement agencies to immediately check reports from the BYT’s press service concerning threatening phone calls being made to Leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko.

“The president ordered Tymoshenko’s security to be strengthened during the investigation,” the president’s press service informed on Friday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Earlier, Leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko announced that she received a phone call from a Russian-speaking man who threatened that “she would regret her visit to Brussels and a resolution adopted by the assembly of the European People’s Party,” the BYT’s press service reported on Thursday.

“I’ve just received a phone call from an unknown man, who in Russian said that no one would let me humiliate Viktor Fedorovych [Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych] abroad. This man claimed that I would remember my visit to Brussels for a long time, and regret that the European People’s Party adopted a resolution with sharp criticism of Yanukovych. He also said that I would ‘spit blood’ that Oleksandr Turchynov’s detention would be a result – and this is just the beginning. This man also advised me next time think carefully before doing anything like this again,” the press service quoted Tymoshenko as saying.

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Tymoshenko: EU is paying attention to Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on September 17, 2010


News / 17 September 2010 | 14:38

Tymoshenko: EU is paying attention to Ukraine

Tymoshenko: EU is paying attention to Ukraine

Ukraine should remain in Europe’s field of attention given the violations of democratic principles and rights, says Yulia Tymoshenko, the leader of Ukraine’s Batkivshchyna Party.

“It was important for me to hear today that Ukraine is in the EU’s field of attention. The leaders of Europe understand the problems in Ukraine with democracy, free speech, honest elections, human rights, and the complete destruction of the justice system. They have adequately assessed the situation and I am confident that they will defend these values, because Ukraine is not just a member of the Council of Europe, we are also participants in the Eastern Partnership Program, as well as a country seeking potential membership in the EU,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a visit to Brussels, where she attended the European People’s Party Summit, the press office of the party reported.

She considers the resolution adopted by the EPP Political Assembly regarding the situation in Ukraine to be a proper assessment by the Europeans of the new government’s steps to curtail democracy. “Ukraine won’t be left alone in this difficult period in our history, when we once again need to fight for our independence, for democracy, and for freedom of speech.”

“I am leaving the summit with optimism because I believe the values that Europe professes will be protected by Europe in Ukraine,” said the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party.

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