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West Threatens Ukraine Over Gas Princess

Itar-Tass
September 23, 2012

US threatens sanctions against Ukraine urging Tymoshenko’s release


Hillary Clinton and Yulia Tymoshenko

The US Senate has threatened to introduce sanctions against the Ukrainian authorities over jailing the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

The Senate has adopted a resolution that stressed that the Tymoshenko trial was “politically motivated”. The document urges her immediate release in particular due to her poor health condition..

The resolution also urges to the US State Department to recall the ambassador from Kiev and halt the work of the embassy.

The senators have agreed that it is necessary to stop contacts between NATO and Ukraine until Tymoshenko is released.

The resolution is not binding and does not oblige the US State Department or Ukraine’s authorities to react on it.
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Itar-Tass
September 23, 2012

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry calls declarative US Congress’ resolution

KIEV: Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said it inexpedient to comment on the US Congress’ resolution on Ukraine for the declarative and non-binding character of the document, Ukraine’s local media report, referring to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, which said Kiev had always considered the US Senate as an example of parliamentary, of high standards of democracy, of paramount of right, and of following of democratic procedures.

However, the document on doubtful procedure, which was adopted there, is difficult to consider seriously.

“The authors of the resolution on Yulia Timoshenko tried at any expense to be ahead of protests from other senators against this document, they made corrections in a hurry, and suggested the Senate adopt the resolution “audibly” just several minutes the Congress’ session is over, where only half a dozen members of the upper house of the American parliament were present,” the foreign ministry said.

The ministry’s comment says “Timoshenko’s supporters have done everything to launch in Ukraine’s information space another falsified reason for loud, groundless discussions and discrediting of upcoming parliamentary elections. These efforts contradict Ukraine’s national interests and are doomed to failure.”

The US Congress adopted a resolution which threatens political sanctions against Ukraine’s authorities for keeping in prison the country’s former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko. The document reads that the trial had been politically motivated and she should be set free immediately, as she requires medical treatment.

The resolution, drafted at the initiative of James Inhofe, a senator representing the Republican Party, urges the Department of State not to issue US entry visas for Ukrainian officials responsible for the imprisonment and bad treatment of Yulia Timoshenko, as well as for the bad treatment of over a dozen of political leaders connected with the Orange Revolution of 2004.

Besides, the senators urged Ukraine “to have parliamentary elections in October by honest and transparent ways, in compliance with standards of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe.”

The US legislators expressed concern that “the continuing imprisonment of Timoshenko threatens the worsening of relations between the United States and Ukraine.”

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UNIAN
September 21, 2012

Hryshchenko: Ukraine not to react on calls of EU to release Tymoshenko

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Konstyantyn Hryshchenko states that Ukraine will not react to calls of the European Union to released imprisoned ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

K. Hryshchenko said this in an interview to Die Presse, Ukrainska Pravda reports. Commenting on the fact that the EU puts the signing of an Agreement on Association with Ukraine in dependence on the freeing of Yu. Tymoshenko, K. Hryshchenko, noted: “We are not about to do anything. Our judicial system should work and rely on facts”.

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UNIAN
September 17, 2012

Condoleezza Rice sends Yulia Tymoshenko letter of support


Condoleezza Rice and Yulia Timoshenko

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has written a letter to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been in jail for more than a year, according to the official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

“Today I met with Condoleezza Rice. She gave me a letter addressed to Yulia Tymoshenko and expressed her support and solidarity,” Hryhoriy Nemyria said today on Channel 5. The letter will be delivered to the ex-premier by her lawyers.

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  1. rosemerry
    September 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Of course the USA would never imprison anyone (or allow any person to escape prosecution) for political reasons.

  2. One of the Ukrainians
    September 24, 2012 at 3:18 am

    It’s scary to observe what has been going in Ukraine but it’s scariest to see American Senate to help people who were involved in criminal activities and help them getting out of the prison.

    The previous and current Ukrainian governments, they are all mobs.
    Tymoshenko was a representative of the previous government and is more dangerous than anybody else. Yes, her party is in opposition, she is in a prison but she should prove her innocence (she is afraid of doing it, why?) or she should stay there for everything she has committed.

    She has supposedly stolen a huge amount of money from Ukraine and Ukrainians and her family’s style life proves it.
    Her family members, people, who are not working but just flying around the world meeting highly ranked people, must have a huge money source. Americans having a full time job won’t let themselves travel around the world almost every week.

    Tymoshenko is famous for bribing politicians. Has she bribed anybody from American Senate who is moving ahead resolution?

    I’m more than sure that not too many people in American Senate know Tymoshenko in depth. You should feel responsible for helping the criminal like her to get out of the prison.

    American people should be acknowledged of what is going on. Is this a democracy the American people are after?

    PS: Ukrainians are sick of Tymoshenko and her behaviour. If you want keep her in American Senate or USA, keep her, enjoy her company but keep her far away from Ukraine. It’s a shame.
    I don’t belong to the government representatives but I understand what American Senate is doing doesn’t have any sense and sends a very bad message: steal as much as you can; as long as you are packed with money you will be safe and won’t be responsible for your harmful actions for a country .
    Somebody seems to be very interested and will benefit a lot for helping Tymoshenko.
    The question is: will Ukrainians benefit? Is this a democracy the worldwide community is after?

  3. Kathleen
    September 29, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    more gas princess news. she also calls it a mafia

    Tymoshenko Urges Ukrainians to Overthrow President Yanukovych

    Sofia News Agency | September 29, 2012
    http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=143657

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