Ukrainian Politics

 The US Insists on Tymoshenko's Release

The United States insist that former Prime Minister Yulia Tymooshenko be released and express their concern regarding the situation with the TVi channel.

Ukrainian News reports that the US ambassador John Tefft toldthe press that the United States position regarding selectivejustice remains the same. "We constantly repeat that Tymoshenko hasto be freed".

Moreover, Tefft noted that the US will do everything it can toensure fair and honest elections.

According to him, the US is receiving reports on the electioncampaign from different regions and it also cooperates withinternational organizations conducting observative mission inUkraine to make sure that it keeps a finger on the pulse of thecampaign and ensure the opposition's access to the media.

Tefft also noted that "we express our concern regarding variousevents (in Ukraine), for instance we keep a watchful eye on thesituation with TVi".

He also added that the embassy maintains communication withUkrainian authorities.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n217219