Party of Regions' official site carries this:
"Volodymyr Oliynyk: Yulia Tymoshenko can not be let out abroad to her money
Due to revealed new circumstances which indicate that former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has a big amount of money of doubtful provenance abroad, it is not reasonable to let her out of Ukraine now, stressed MP, member of the PARTY OF REGIONS parliamentary faction Volodymyr Oliynyk...."
Smart-arse Oliynyk also added: "It would be very strange to release Yulia Tymoshenko to her illegally acquired and hidden abroad funds,"
Tymoshenko has never been tried or sentenced anywhere for illegally acquiring and/or hiding funds.
'Oleaginous' Oliynyk [his name suits his nature] never tires of claiming he always adheres strictly to high legal standards, whenever he appears on television. He therefore is well aware his statement was highly prejudicial, and this hastily arranged ploy to recover these 'funds' in Switzerland and the USA merely a cynical stalling tactic.
From the moment of Tymoshenko's imprisonment demands for her release from western politician have been met by one such stalling tactic after another.
PoR and their Commie mates also brazenly boycotted today's parliamentary committee meeting which was to discuss proposals for treatment of prisoners abroad.
Judging by the body language and tone of PoR party spokesmen in the media these last few days, and the response of opposition members [who now have no more cards left to play], the chances of any parliamentary bill concerning the release of prisoners for treatment abroad being passed this week are now slim.
Rumours about Yanukovych's secret recent meeting with Putin in Sochi tend to confirm that Yanukovych has burned his bridges with his host. The problem is he is not yet willing to pay the price demanded by the EU, i.e. the release of Tymoshenko, for a successful signing of the AA in Vilnius.
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland met Yanukovych today - their meeting lasted twice longer than scheduled. The recent furore about the US eavesdropping and phone tapping operations, involving even the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tends to suggest that the US security services "have plenty" on Yanukovych and his pals too.. Some commentators wonder whether this was brought up at today's meeting to help convince Yanukovych to 'do the right thing'...
If the Europeans want a successful conclusion to theVilnius summit they will need to resort this kind of selective behind-the-scenes bullying and blackmailing too...nothing else remains.