Former Ukrainian President Yushchenko described the gas contract former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko negotiated as “criminal by nature.” Expect the United Opposition to attempt to tie together Yuschenko and the man against whom he famously went to war in 2004, President Yanukovych.
Ukraine clearly wants to be part of a united Europe. It is incumbent upon us to help them remain on the road to a modern, European democracy, rather than wasting our time and theirs threatening and reproaching them without end.
PACE has shown that Kyiv can be brought into the fold, through an open-handed process. It is time that the rest of Europe’s institutions recognize this as well.
Mykola Melnychenko, a former Ukranian State Guard Department Major, claims that he has proof that Pavlo Lazarenko ordered the assassination of Yevhen Shcherban, and Yulia Tymoshenko financed it.
Some European leaders have announced that they may boycott Euro 2012 because of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s arrest and imprisonment. Do we really want to help Vladimir Putin grow his empire?