Tymoshenko appeals Pechersk Court’s verdict in Kyiv Appeals Court
Yulia Tymoshenko’s defender, Serhiy Vlasenko, today plans to file an appeal with the Kyiv Court of Appeals of the verdict of the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv on the legality of the Prosecutor General’s Office’s criminal case against Yulia Tymoshenko over gas agreements her government signed with Russia in 2009, according to Official website of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"Today we are finishing up the appeal, it’s almost ready. Only technical issues remain. Then Yulia Tymoshenko will sign this document and today we are submitting it to the Kyiv Court of Appeals," Serhiy Vlasenko told journalists today outside the Prosecutor General’s Office, which had summoned Yulia Tymoshenko for questioning today despite the fact that she is ill.
Serhiy Vlasnko today provided investigator Oleksandr Nechvohlod with a certificate from the Medicom clinic, stating that Yulia Tymoshenko’s doctor has advised her to undergo outpatient treatment for at least seven days.
"The investigator began asking me whether Yulia Tymoshenko can come tomorrow. This looked quite strange because the doctor recommended that she get about 7 days of bed rest. I explained to the investigator that as soon as she’s ready, just as we informed him of her illness, we will inform him that her health has improved and allows her to participate further in the investigation," he said.
Serhiy Vlasenko also considers strange yesterday’s statement by the investigator about the need to complete the investigation in the case over the gas agreement. "Tymoshenko was questioning once in this case, and at the investigator’s request the interrogation was interrupted. They didn’t even complete the interrogation – so how can you talk about finishing the investigation? If the Prosecutor General’s Office sees no need to question Tymoshenko because they understand everything as is, nothing needs to be checked, then by this logic they could have submitted empty folders to the Pechersk District Court, which would have reviewed them carefully and issued a ruling. If we’re talking about such an investigation, then probably the materials are ready to be submitted to the courts. If we’re talking about an objective investigation, then it needs to be conducted fully, objectively, publicly, and, mostly important, legally," he stressed.