Tymoshenko Says Government Was Afraid Of Her Returning From Brussels

KIEV, Ukraine -- Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said that the fact that an investigator from the Prosecutor General's Office banned her from travelling to Brussels indicates that the authorities were afraid of her returning from Belgium.

Yulia Tymoshenko

"They are depriving me of my right to travel outside Ukraine in order to establish communication with the European Union, other democratic countries in the world, and save Ukraine in the current difficult situation," she told journalists on Wednesday before her interrogation at the prosecutor's office.

Tymoshenko said that the Prosecutor General's Office and the authorities in general "were afraid of me returning, rather than not returning."

When asked whether diplomats in Brussels still expect her to visit, Tymoshenko said: "Of course, they are waiting for me at any moment and want to see me. There are a lot of problems that currently have to be discussed so that Ukraine stays on its path to the European Union."

However, she declined to specify whether she would file more petitions in order to leave for Brussels. Tymoshenko noted that she would ask for advice on her further actions in this regard.

Source: Interfax