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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Special mission of European Parliament regarding the cases of Tymoshenko and Lutsenko has finished its work in Ukraine

Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and ex-Minister
of Interior Yury Lutsenko, both currently jailed

The special mission of European Parliament which has been studying the cases of jailed Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and ex-Minister of Interior Yury Lutsenko has finished its work in Ukraine. The mission included Poland’s ex-President Alexander Kwaśniewski and ex-Head of European Parliament Patrick Cox.

It’s worth mentioning that the President of European Parliament Martin Schulz will receive the report about the work of the mission and their conclusions on 9 January 2013. But the mission of Mr. Kwaśniewski and Mr. Cox could be considered being finalized. Their mission was prolonged before after the parliamentary elections in Ukraine which have been held on 28 October 2012.



European Parliament calls for Ukrainian authorities in their special resolution regarding Ukraine to stop the selective justice in Ukraine and to work on developing the independent judiciary in the country. The political oppression and trials of the representatives of Ukraine’s opposition have been also strongly condemned by European parliamentarians. EU also urges Ukraine to resolve the situation with the cases of ex-ministers Yulia Tymoshenko and Yury Lutsenko.