President Dalia Grybauskaite;s plans were announced on the same day that German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the the Bundestag that Ukraine was a dictatorship and likened it to its authoritarian neighbor, Belarus
President Bronisław Komorowski appealed on Wednesday to all political forces in Ukraine for changes in the Ukrainian laws that would make sentencing for political activity on the basis of criminal law impossible
The former Prime Minister has been moved to hospital to be treated for back pain and the effects of a hunger strike she declared on 22 April after allegedly being beaten by Penitentiary Service employees. It was also announced on Wednesday that she was ending her hunger strike.
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
Ukraine has postponed a summit of Central and East European leaders planned for this week after at least 12 countries said they would boycott it in connection with Europe-wide concern about the treatment of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko
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.