Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Rybak during a visit to Lithuania yesterday declared that Ukraine will satisfy all the requirements set by the EU for the signing of the Association Agreement and Free Trade Agreement, including the release of Yulia Tymoshenko for medical treatment abroad.
Rybak assured Lithuanian leaders, that whatever the pressure from Russia, Ukraine will not deviate from its aim of successfully signing these EU-Ukraine agreements in the Lithuanian capital late November.
Rybak is a founder member of PoR, and one of Yanukovych's oldest and most trusted pals, so this story has to be taken seriously.
p.s.Yamukovych is seeking assurances from the EU that if Tymoshenko is released for treatment she will be gagged and no longer able to participate in Ukrainian politics in the future.
After Yanukovych was elected president it was made clear to her that if she remained in Ukraine most likely she would eventually wind up in prison. But unlike Yanukovych, Akhmetov and many others immediately after the Orange Revolution, she did not run..
Yanukovych is well aware of his biggest opponents' determination...and toughness...this is why he fears her so...Tymoshenko's release will influence the 2015 presidential elections...
Her release, which now may occur, will be at the very last possible moment...but the capricious Yanukovych may yet change his mind yet again..it is all in his hands..