Eugenia Tymoshenko to attend forum "Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections"

13:36, 07 December 2012
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Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, will be in Warsaw, Poland, on December 6-7 to participate in the Polish-German-Ukrainian forum "Ukraine after the 2012 Parliamentary Elections", according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

Eugenia Tymoshenko is a special guest at the event and is scheduled to deliver a speech at the start of the forum.

The event will bring together politicians, experts and public figures from Germany, Poland and Ukraine. Polish Under Secretary of State Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz will deliver the opening statement.

The forum will include discussions on the Ukrainian political scene after the 2012 parliamentary elections, the economic situation and reforms, foreign policy and Ukraine’s place in the modern world.

The organizers say that the prosecution of opposition leaders in Ukraine does not allow the international community to recognize the parliamentary elections as democratic. "The problem that can distort the essence of the elections in the eyes of the western world was the case of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, who were thrown in jail and prevented from participating in the elections. The trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, where the prosecutor behaved like the judge and the judge like the prosecutor, dispelled the EU’s last hopes that Yanukovych will support decisions in his country that will promote democratic values," the forum program says.

The forum is being organized by the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation PAUCI. The mission of the PAUCI Foundation is to build the capacity of Ukraine to integrate more closely with the European Union and NATO through the application of Polish and European experience and to facilitate extensive cross-border dissemination of knowledge and experience in key areas that impact human capital and civil society.

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