Thursday, January 24, 2013
Support for Tymoshenko from an unexpected quarter
Ex-President Leonid Kuchma told an 'Ukrainska Pravda' reporter in Davos today that during his presidential terms the prosecutor's office had no evidence linking Yulia Tymoshenko to the murder of Yevhen Shcherban.
"The Prosecutor-General Potebenko in his reports said at the time there were no grounds for legal action [against Tymoshenko] And that it,"said Kuchma.
"And against Lazarenko at that time there were.. [grounds for opening a case]" added Kuchma.
Yanukovych, who is also in Davos, has turned down the opportunity to attend the traditional 'Ukrainian Lunch' organised by Kuchma's son-in-law, Viktor Pinchuk.
The Shcherban murder case recently opened against Tymoshenko is considered by many observers to be a massive additional road-block against Ukraine's Euro-integration hopes and has been initiated at a particularly inopportune time ...so is particularly embarrassing to one of its proponents, Viktor Pinchuk.
Or maybe Yanukovych has become a 'Nobby No Mates'
p.s. The recent leak of Yevheniya Tymoshneko's emails posted on zhuzhaleaks.com may have been plugged [at the moment] However, some interesting spin-offs in the form of cached documents have come to light. E.g. a detailed essay describing the murderous events that took place in Donetsk in the mid-'90's and the men behind them. [In Russian here]
The information presented in these documents has been knocking around since those bloody times..and has been confirmed and repeated by many other sources. They provide a grim, but broadly true account of the background from which today's Ukrainian leaders emerged and exposes their involvement in these dirty deeds.
The prosecutor-general is crazy throwing all this sh*t around merely to besmirch Tymoshenko...It is landing on many other people already.. In Ukrainian here]. Similar files are being dusted off and examined in foreign ministries in capitals across the world...
p.p.s. Rinat Akhmetov, according to Bloomerg, is 26th richest man on the planet.