The European Union (EU) and EU member states, United States, Russia and Canada (as well as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch) expressed concern that the allegations against Tymoshenko did not constitute crimes and that the charges where politically motivated; the United Kingdom and the United States have stated that this also goes for the prosecuting of dozens other former ministers and officials; in particular former Ukrainian minister Bohdan Danylyshyn was granted political asylum in the Czech Republic in January 2011 ("because his prosecution may be politically motivated").
In 2012-2013, the government and non-government organizations in Europe and the United States have become more and more clearly indicate the presence of political prisoners in Ukraine.
But her lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko took issue with that, arguing that the recommendations explicitly were that Tymoshenko should go to a specialized clinic for an extended course of treatment, which should start immediately.
According to the German medical specialists who examined the former prime minister, “Mrs. He earlier said Health Ministry officials were aware of Tymoshenko’s true state of health, but the ministry proposed “physical exercise as treatment and even forbade crutches.” Tymoshenko’s supporters claim her health has deteriorated since her pre-trial detention began in August 2011 and that she is no longer able to walk due to back problems.
Background on the Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict 10 H. January 19, 2009: Tymoshenko and Dubyna in Moscow 27 H. Several facets of this incident are in dispute, including to whom Tymoshenko handed the document, what she did or did not say, and the legal effect of the document. • Following receipt of the document, Dubyna and his deputy signed 10-year agreements on behalf of Naftogaz with Gazprom, Russia's state-owned energy company.
January 1-17, 2009: Russian Shutdown of Gas to Ukraine 21 D. January 19, 2009: Tymoshenko Meets with Yushchenko 26 F. Dubyna insisted on receiving a writing from the Prime Minister before he would sign the agreement. The official seal of the Cabinet of Ministers appeared on the document. judge and people's assessors"); Trial Transcript at 16 (Aug.
Tymoshenko is currently battling fresh charges of financial wrongdoing during her tenure as head of United Energy Systems of Ukraine in the 1990s.
The former prime minister and candidate for next month's snap Ukrainian presidential elections spoke with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service in Kyiv on April 15.
Tymoshenko backed the creation of "brigades of territorial self-defense" forces in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, and Kharkiv Oblast.
"In the nearest hours, we will recommend the appointment of the commanders of those territorial brigades of defense, who will be mobilizing people," she said.
The Report identifies and discusses the major factual and legal disputes involved in the case. • On January 19, Tymoshenko's deputy (Oleksandr Turchinov) convened a meeting of Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers to provide information and seek support for the terms that Tymoshenko had negotiated with Putin as they appeared in the Directives. Sukhov claimed that he was deprived of the right to ask questions and that Tymoshenko was "virtually deprived" 531 of the right to do so during the session.
This Report examines the events leading up to and including her prosecution and trial, and analyzes those events applying Western standards of due process and the rule of law. 126 witnesses [and] asked the witnesses to provide the court with the relevant documents indicating her awareness of the availability of the relevant documents to the witnesses and . At the conclusion of Azarov's testimony, defense counsel Sukhov raised objections to rulings the judge had made during the questioning.
Moscow has denied Ukrainian and Western allegations that Russia has also sent operatives into Ukraine's mostly Russia-speaking east to prepare for a possible military intervention.