European Commission denies that issue of Tymoshenko is removed from agenda of EU-Ukraine relations

14:32, 29 April 2013
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The European Commission denies that an issue of convict former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has been removed from the agenda of relations of the European Union and Ukraine.

According to an own UNIAN correspondent in Brussels, Peter Stan, Spokesperson of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy said this at press conference today.

“Nothing has changed in this issue”, - he said.

The spokesperson of the commissioner said that last week a range of Ukrainian mass media publicized a faulty appraisal of the relations of the European Union and Ukraine, a preparation for signing of Agreement on association and “Eastern partnership” summit in Vilnius.

P. Stano also noted that last week during the meeting in Brussels, European Commissioner Štefan Füle and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Klyuev discussed a progress on a way to signing of the Agreement on association reached by Kyiv and also important issues, which are to be solved, including the case of Yu. Tymoshenko.

He reminded that expectations from Ukraine are clearly formulated in the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU from December 10, 2012 and also in the joint statement as a result of the summit of Ukraine on February 25, this year.

“The selective justice is one of three areas, which should be solved”, - underlined P. Stano.

Last week after the meeting of A. Klyuev and Š. Füle a range of Ukrainian mass media said that the issue of Yu. Tymoshenko was removed from the agenda of the relations Ukraine-EU.

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