Journalist Mustafa Nayem writes on his Facebook page about new details regarding the release of the former Minister.
"I will tell you what I know. According to my information, on February 5, 2013, Pat Cox and Alexander Kwasniewski wrote a letter to Viktor Yanukovych asking to release Lutsenko. The letter was also signed by ex-Minister's wife Iryna Lutsenko. The letter was formulated in a way that allows all parties to save their faces: Mrs. Lutsenko does not ask for a pardon, but only indicates the state of health, and foreign diplomats in this regard requests the President to exercise his right to pardon. A decree to pardon should have been released on February 19-21 . But the day before - February 18 - Yurii Lutsenko speaking in court, called Oleksandr Yanukovych proctologist and the order was put away," he wrote.