Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tymoshenko Supports Ukraine – EU Agreement

WARSAW, Poland -- Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski and former president of the European Parliament Pat Cox met Yulia Tymoshenko in a prison hospital in Kharkiv on Sunday after she indicated she would support the EU signing an associate agreement with the ex-Soviet state.

Yulia Tymoshenko

After a two-and-a-half hour meeting, the two special envoys of the European Parliament to monitor the situation in Ukraine left without talking to reporters.

Their mission was recently extended until at least September.

A few weeks ago Kwasniewski said that the aim of their mission is to remove the obstacles on the road to Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union, which is expected to be signed in Vilnius in November.

Yulia Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year prison term, which according to EU officials is politically motivated.

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski has said that the former PM would give her support to Ukraine's associate agreement, however, after he met Tymoshenko last week.

"Yulia Tymoshenko shared with us her opinion and assessment of Ukraine's relations with the EU and other partners. She expressed her decisive support to the signing of the Association Agreement by the end of this year," he told journalists last Thursday.

Source: Polskie Radio

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