At the same time, Russia relies on Ukraine to facilitate the transit of its gas to Europe. • In late 2008, Tymoshenko and other members of the Ukrainian government negotiated with their Russian counterparts over a market-based approach to pricing. • Beginning in early January 2009, Russia cut off the flow of gas into Ukraine, which threatened the Ukrainian economy, as well as European nations dependent on the flow of Russian gas across Ukraine. The precise terms of the agreement between Tymoshenko and Putin were not disclosed at that time. It is clear, however, that the Cabinet of Ministers did not vote on the proposal. In the House of the Government of the Russian Federation in the Kremlin, Tymoshenko again met with Putin one-on-one. At this time, Tymoshenko apparently refused to stand in speaking to the judge and stated: "[W]hen you become a court, I'll stand. There are no other grounds to modify the restraining measures.
The Report has been written based on a review of original documents, trial transcripts, and interviews with those who participated in the process, which reflect the following conclusions: Factual Conclusions • The economy of Ukraine is deeply dependent on natural gas, most of which it purchases from Russia. • On January 17, 2009, Tymoshenko met with Vladimir Putin (then Russia's Prime Minister), after which they announced that a deal to end the standoff had been reached. • Tymoshenko arranged for the preparation of a document — entitled "The Directives" — which she signed and which set forth the major elements of her agreement with Putin. Whether Tymoshenko and Turchinov intended to obtain a vote of approval from the Cabinet, or whether instead they sought merely to inform the Cabinet about the progress of negotiations and to ask generally for the Cabinet's support, is a subject of dispute. • Also on January 19, Tymoshenko traveled to Moscow where she met Oleh Dubyna, the head of Naftogaz, Ukraine's state-owned energy company. The judge rejected the defense counsel's contention. [I]f you like it so much when I casually stand up, then this is already a total crisis." 532 During the subsequent consideration of the petition for modification of the restraining measures, Sukhov stated that: exercising the right to ask a witness questions cannot be grounds for modifying restraining measures.
Jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is in urgent need of specialized medical services that are unavailable at the penal colony where she is being held, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
The prison administration maintains the opposite, that the prison hospital can meet all the recommendations made by a medical commission that recently examined Tymoshenko.
Tymoshenko and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso at a March 2011 European People's Party summit in Brussels; General Prosecutor of Ukraine’s Office lifted the travel ban imposed on Tymoshenko after being officially invited to this event by U. Senator John Mc Cain and European People’s Party President Wilfried Martens Protesters near the Pechersk district court during the criminal case.
On her 51st birthday (27 November 2011) an action called "Flowers for Yulia" happened in front of the Lukyanivska Prison where she was held at that time.
Background on the Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict 10 H. January 19, 2009: Tymoshenko and Dubyna in Moscow 27 H. Several facets of this incident are in dispute, including to whom Tymoshenko handed the document, what she did or did not say, and the legal effect of the document. • Following receipt of the document, Dubyna and his deputy signed 10-year agreements on behalf of Naftogaz with Gazprom, Russia's state-owned energy company.
January 1-17, 2009: Russian Shutdown of Gas to Ukraine 21 D. January 19, 2009: Tymoshenko Meets with Yushchenko 26 F. Dubyna insisted on receiving a writing from the Prime Minister before he would sign the agreement. The official seal of the Cabinet of Ministers appeared on the document. judge and people's assessors"); Trial Transcript at 16 (Aug.
The former prime minister and candidate for next month's snap Ukrainian presidential elections spoke with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service in Kyiv on April 15.Her family, lawyers and political allies, in particular Mr Vlasenko, have also suffered from a co-ordinated campaign of harassment and persecution by the authorities.) have been accused of trying to create a "controlled democracy" in Ukraine and as a means to this are trying to "destroy" main opposition party BYu T (BYu T was dissolved in December 2012 but the core party of the alliance "Fatherland" stayed a major force in Ukrainian politics (Tymoshenko is the party leader of this party President According to Yanukovych (on 4 February 2011) "many lies told and attempts made to misinform the international community and ordinary people in Ukraine about the true state of affairs in the country"; he also stated "a crushing blow delivered under his rule to corruption and bureaucracy has been met with resistance".Tymoshenko herself has filed lawsuit in courts outside Ukraine demanding that Prime Minister Mykola Azarov be banned from making statements about her alleged involvement in the crimes of former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko.Tymoshenko is currently battling fresh charges of financial wrongdoing during her tenure as head of United Energy Systems of Ukraine in the 1990s.The Tymoshenko Case Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP September 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Executive Summary 1 Introduction 6 I. January 19, 2009: Cabinet of Ministers Meeting 26 G. The document discussed the deal and laid out some of the terms of the proposed agreement that she had negotiated with Putin.