Radio Liberty reports that Yurii Lutsenko underlined thatKuzmin and his colleagues are guilty of this arrest, which theEuropean Court of Human Rights declared illegal: "The grounds formy appeal to the law enforcement authorities are legally complete.Indeed, the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal byUkraine and made the final decision which recognized my arrestillegal - as such made for political reasons."
"We have the factof unlawful arrest of a person, and have a proven damage to thestate of more than 100 thousand hryvnia. From my point of view, itis unequivocal evidence of criminal acts by Kuzmin and Voichenkowho wrongly took away my freedom and caused losses to the state ona large scale," said Lutsenko in Menskaia colony.
The ex-ministersaid that under the new Code of Criminal Procedure his lawyerspassed a statement regarding actions of Kuzmin and Voichenko to beresponded to by law enforcement and that on December 26 it will beentered into the national register of crimes.
In his turn Kuzmincommenting on the decision of the European Court said thatLutsenko's rights violations during his arrest is not the fault ofthe officials but imperfect Criminal Procedure Code of the Sovietera effective at the time.