This was announced during a briefing by First Deputy Chairman of Batkivschyna Oleksandr Turchynov, reports the party's press service.
"It was important for those who ordered the trial of Yuriy Lutsenko that the verdict would be announced today - on the anniversary of the Orange Revolution. They (the government) get extraordinary pleasure from this," he said. According to Turchynov, Yuriy Lutsenko's verdict announcement took the judges just 5 minutes and "they could have easily done that last night and put an end to this dirty process."
"At the same time Viktor Yushchenko is at his state residence given to him by Yanukovych," he said. "Those who celebrate this sentence today do not realize that it was not just politicians who came to Maidan - millions of our citizens came took to the streets," said Oleksandr Turchynov. According to him, people have learned "about those who ruin our country. The verdict will be announced to those who is turning Ukraine into an enclave of totalitarianism today. And those ideals of the Orange Revolution which are related to a strong, powerful, and beautiful Ukraine will win," said Alexander Turchynov.