Tymoshenko's defense attorney Vlasenko commented on the Kiev Economic Court's decision for Ukraine to pay over 3 billion UAH of EESU (gas intermediary company affiliated with Tymoshenko) debt to Russia.
In an interview to Gazeta.uahe said: "Ukraine has no independent courts or independent judges. In the country where the courts are afraid to rule (in accordance with the law) against village councils, suddenly there is a judge who got into the state budget, took 400 million dollars without any grounds. I don't believe in that," said the attorney.
"Inter-state relations, including the matters of inter-state guarantees are not the subject of consideration by an economic court," stated Vlasenko. "These are not economic legal relations. This is the same if the judge started a hearing of a criminal case. It is not his jurisdiction. And I would like to emphasize that no guarantees were ever given for EESU obligations. It means only one thing - Yanukovych is ready to pay 400 million dollars of taxpayers money to charge Tymoshenko with a new crime and put her away for another 12 years. But this is not surrealism or cynicism - this is something not out of this world."
That is why Vlasenko thinks that judge Ivchenko who ruled on the case has recieved a clear order from up top.
"Can you imagine a judge in Ukraine that would without any grounds rule against the state and pull out 400 million bucks from the budget? And suddenly this hero appears - it looks ridiculous," stressed the politician.