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 No European Politician Would Be Convicted for Things that Tymoshenko did. Schroeder Signed a Contract with Gazprom, MEP

Leader of the Green Party in the European Parliament Rebecca Harms emphasizes that no European politician or statesman would have been condemned on those charges that were brought against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for signing gas contracts with Russia.

"She signed a gas supply agreement, did the same at the time the General German Chancellor Schroeder. Agreement between German companies and" Gazprom "is no different from the one signed between Ukraine and Russia," - she said in Kyiv on Tuesday, Interfax-Ukraine.

Harms believes that Tymoshenko was convicted for having power and influence, and she is a very sizable figure in the political arena of Ukraine.

"I think that this cruel uncompromising struggle against Tymoshenko is related to the what she managed to achieve. Besides, the power of President Yanukovych would be threatened if the elections were held tomorrow and Tymoshenko took part in them," she said.

Harms added that in prison, and in Kharkiv hospital the conditions are inhuman.

"Even in the hospital, we see that they have taken away any chance of a private life," she said.


 
 
 
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