Ukraine's MP: Yulia Tymoshenko Resorts to her European Connections to Deny Corruption Allegations

By The Press Center Of Vladyslav Zabarskyi The Peoples Deputy., PRNE
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

KIEV, Ukraine, January 13, 2011 - "Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko lost hope to
find support in Ukraine," says Vladyslav Zabarskyi, the People's Deputy from
the Party of Regions, the head of the Subcommittee on civil law of the
Parliamentary Committee on Judicial Policy.

Vladyslav Zabarsky released such a comment in response to the
claim of Hanne Severinsen, the former co-rapporteur of the Monitoring
Committee on the adherence of Ukraine to the requirements of Parliamentary
Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), that the Ukrainian government allegedly
intimidates its political rivals.

"I urge the Ukrainian authorities to keep their promises and to return to
the legal and democratic field, stop intimidation of political rivals",
says Hanne Severinsen in her letter sent to Ukrainskaya Pravda.

The People's Deputy Vladislav Zabarskyi suggests that such a claim
was made because of the current deflation of Tymoshenko's political rating.
"Nobody supported her (Tymoshenko. - Editor) except the European People's
Party President Wilfried Martens and the former PACE Deputy Hanne
."BYuT" (Tymoshenko's party. - Editor) is trying to use the former
co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) as
a transmitter of the messages, written at the Headquarters on Turovskaya
street (Tymoshenko's party headquarters. - Editor)," noted the MP.

In Vladyslav Zabarskyi's opinion, Ms. Severinsen should adhere
to the same rigorous principles with Tymoshenko as she did while evaluating
the fulfillment of Ukraine's obligations to PACE.

In December 2010, the RIA Novosti news agency reported that
Yulia Tymoshenko had been under investigation by the Ukrainian Prosecutor
General's Office on allegations against her for misusing government funds.
"The power accuses me of spending the Kyoto Protocol's ecological money on
pension payments in the heat of the world financial crisis," the former
Prime-Minister said.

According to the Ukrainian News Agency, the Trout Cacher, it is PLLC
law firm (Washington, D.C., United States), that audited the Tymoshenko-led
government activities for a period from 2008 and to the first quarter of
2010, had uncovered misapplication by the Cabinet of Ministers of EUR 200
obtained through the sale of carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol
in 2009 despite the requirement to use such proceeds for implementation of
environment protection projects only.

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