Gestern trudelte noch folgende Presseerklärung von BJuT hier ein:
Criminal Case Against Tymoshenko Dismissed as “Politically Motivated”
Hryhoriy Nemyria: President is afraid to let Yulia Tymoshenko go abroad
Kyiv, Ukraine, 15 December, 2010: The Batkivshchyna Party, led by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refutes a criminal case made against her today by the Prosecutor General’s Office. The party dismisses as “politically motivated” allegations that the former premier misused funds received under the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. Ms Tymoshenko has been told not to leave the capital, Kyiv.
According to Hryhoriy Nemyria, Deputy Head of the Batkivshchyna Party, on Thursday, 16 December, Ms Tymoshenko, Leader of the Batkivshchyna Party was scheduled to take part at the Enlarged European People’s Party Summit in Brussels – an assembly of heads of European institutions, and heads of states and governments of the EU member states.
Mr Nemyria stated that a meeting between Ms Tymoshenko and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, was planned for 12:00 on 16 December, 2010.
“As far as we know, President Yanukovych ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office to take a written undertaking from Yulia Tymoshenko, on far-fetched grounds, all in order to prevent the leader of the opposition from leaving the country and communicating with European leaders,” said Mr Nemyria.
“It is an example of open and cynical pressure on Ukraine’s opposition leader. It is an act of political warfare by the President of Ukraine against his main political competitor in the next parliamentary and presidential elections,” said Mr Nemyria. “Such actions show that the pro-European rhetoric, which Yanukovych is so keen to demonstrate in public, in reality has nothing in common with his authoritarian, anti-democratic actions that are setting Ukraine back tens of years,” stressed the former deputy prime minister and one of Batkivshchyna’s leaders.