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Ashton: Ukraine should amend Constitution

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy...

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton believes that electoral justice in Ukraine does not meet the European principles.

According to an own UNIAN correspondent in Brussels, she said this today during the urgent debate in the European Parliament concerning situation in Ukraine.

“The persecution of Yulia Tymoshenko was politically motivated, her conviction and the process itself did not meet the international standards”, she said.

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy noted with regret that the case of Yu. Tymoshenko is not single one, because some members of her government are also persecuted in the same way as former Prime Minister of Ukraine.

“Electoral and politically motivated judicial system does not meet the European principles”, underlined Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

C. Ashton also noted that she understands a necessity of introducing amendments into the Criminal Code of Ukraine. “But it is not enough”, underlined the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

According to her words, Ukraine should amend Constitution and adopt Electoral Code that would meet the international standards of fair and open election.

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