Lithuania: Yulia Tymoshenko’s case is symbol of problems with rule of law

10:19, 14 June 2013
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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says the case of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko symbolizes a broader spectrum of problems with the rule of law in Ukraine, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Sometimes one person’s case symbolizes and is like a pyramid of the whole process. Therefore, I understand that one person should not be an obstacle, but if that person and his/her case symbolizes a certain process in the country, and this is how other countries see this case, it is a totally different problem then," Dalia Grybauskaitė said at the Central European Summit of Heads of State in Bratislava, reports The Lithuania Tribune.

According to her, Ukraine has good prospects for the signing of the association agreement, but the Ukrainian government must first fulfill the conditions set forward by the EU. "Of course, we remind Ukraine that there’s no one-way street, and it is vital that Ukraine continues and swiftly implements law-enforcement reforms and those ensuring human rights," stressed the Lithuanian president.

Lithuania will take over the EU presidency on July 1. Vilnius will host the Eastern Partnership summit on November 28-29, 2013, during which the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement may be signed.

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