Turchynov: if Kharkiv court is independent, it should throw out case against Yulia Tymoshenko
Oleksandr Turchynov, first deputy head of the Batkivshchyna Party, says that if the Kharkiv court that on April 19 will hold a preliminary hearing in the latest case against Yulia Tymoshenko is independent and not controlled by the government is should close the fabricated case involving United Energy Systems of Ukraine, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko. "The only decision the judge can make is to close this case and return all these false sheets of paper to the Prosecutor General’s Office. This is the only action the judge can take if there is even a bit of justice in Kharkiv," Oleksandr Turchynov said at a press conference in Kyiv.
He said that from the onset the government is turning the trial into a farce, understanding that because of serious health problems Yulia Tymoshenko can not participate in the trial. "They understand this but they’re still going forward with this provocation by starting a new trial against Yulia Tymoshenko during Easter week," he added.
Oleksandr Turchynov noted that the German physicians that examined the ex-premier said she needs several months of treatment. "Yulia Tymoshenko can’t walk on her own, and I can’t imagine how they’re going to bring her to court on crutches. But the presidential administration, which is traditionally the conductor of these trials, isn’t worried about this," he said.
Oleksandr Turchynov stressed that during the alleged investigation in this bogus case, the authorities couldn’t even find "camouflaged" evidence that would appear like truth. "The investigators fulfilled the orders with such speed that they didn’t even have time to question the key witnesses to at least somehow justify their charges. They didn’t question the director or chief accountant who, according to their version, Yulia Tymoshenko gave illegal instructions to, and they are fabricating the case and throwing it to court on the basis of non-existent witnesses," he said.