In an interview to mark Europe Day, the Head of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy was categorical that the Association Agreement is “also a political agreement and so the way Ukraine is dealing with the former Prime Minister, Ioulia Timoshenko, is just unacceptable
On Tuesday the Kyiv Court of Appeal held a preliminary hearing into the appeal filed by former Interior Minister and opposition leader against a sentence condemned by the international community as politically motivated
The appeal written by Chief Editor Adam Michnik, himself a former political prisoner, calling for the release of Yulia Tymoshenko and other political prisoners, has been signed by Andrzej Waida, Tadeusz Mazowiecki and a number of other prominent Polish figures.
Despite calls from a huge number of countries, European structures and international NGOs, no independent investigation has been carried out, and the Prosecutor’s internal investigation has found no grounds for complaint
Ms Vassiliou shares the concerns expressed over the political situation in Ukraine and has decided “that it would not be appropriate under the current circumstances for me to attend any matches taking place in Ukraine. This view is shared by the President and the other members of the European Commission.
The office of Croatia’s President Ivo Josipovic has announced that due to the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, he will not be attending the Central and East European States’ Presidential Meeting in Yalta.
Hillary Clinton said photographs of Tymoshenko released by a human rights official call into question the conditions of her confinement. Clinton also expressed concern at the treatment of imprisoned officials in Tymoshenko’s former government and called for their release.
The Ukrainian authorities should conduct a prompt, impartial, and thorough investigation into allegations that Yulia Tymoshenko was beaten by guards at the penal colony where she is being held, Human Rights Watch has stressed
The 2012 European Championships were heading towards a diplomatic fiasco on Monday after more EU leaders said they would join Germany in a boycott of the event next month unless Ukraine freed the opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko.
If "all problems" between Ukraine and the EU were solved, parliament in Kyiv could pass extraordinary legislation to set former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko free from jail. That’s what Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovskiy was quoted as saying last week
The lawyers and wives of three members of the ultra-rightwing organization “Patriot of Ukraine” who are charged with preparing a terrorist attack are demanding that the judge in their trial is replaced, asserting that he is biased
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton recalls Ukraine’s obligation to promptly and impartially investigate any complaints of torture or ill-treatment and expresses concern over Ms Tymoshenko’s hunger strike
“I am extremely concerned about the reports that Yulia Tymoshenko was beaten up in prison. It is in the interest of the Ukrainian Government to make sure these claims are investigated in a credible and transparent manner and, if necessary, prosecuted"
Former Police General Oleksy Pukach who is charged over the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze in September 2000 is claiming to the court that “he was saving Ukraine from a dangerous spy who was threatening Ukraine’s statehood”.