Yulia Tymoshenko thanks democratic community for its support

16:15, 04 May 2012
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Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter Eugenia has thanked on her mother’s behalf representatives of the international democratic community for their support and solidarity, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"My mother is grateful to the German government, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and the chairman of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee Elmar Brok for supporting the opposition, as well the numerous international organizations, European Parliament and Council of Europe. We’re seeing how democracy is being killed in Ukraine and this should become a signal to awaken the democratic world," Eugenia Tymoshenko said in an interview on the Maybrit Illner show on ZDF channel.

Eugenia Tymoshenko stressed that "since Yanukovych’s regime came to power, people in Ukraine have been living in fear." "The president’s supporters have seized control of all areas of society, justice, everything. Anyone can fall into the sight of the regime and end up in prison," she said.

The ex-premier’s daughter also said her mother’s health has worsened since she began her hunger strike two weeks ago. "I saw her and her condition is worse. She hasn’t eaten in two weeks. The pain in her back has worsened. She can’t move. She is always lying down and is very weak. But psychologically she is very strong," Eugenia Tymoshenko stressed.

"We asked her to end her hunger strike, but she’s very strong. She wants to continue to fight for Ukraine, for building democracy in our country, and she won’t step back even with the psychologically pressure they are putting on her every day in prison," she said.

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