Saturday, 16 June 2012
Daughter: PACE president plans to visit Tymoshenko
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Jean-Claude Mignon, has said that he intends soon to meet former premier of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko who is imprisoned for abuse of powers during the signing of “gas contracts” with Russian in 2009, reads a posting on the personal Web site of Tymoshenko. The posting says that the PACE president gave this information during a meeting with Yevhenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday. “I’m planning to come to Ukraine in the near term to meet Yulia Tymoshenko,” Mignon said. Yevhenia Tymoshenko thanked the PACE president for contribution in organization of returning Ukraine to the democratic road, she, in particular, meant monitoring missions and PACE resolutions. "We really value everything that you are doing for Ukraine, its people and its political prisoners. Your assistance is indispensable," she said. It was reported earlier that PACE co-rapporteurs Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin and Mailis Reps visited Tymoshenko on May 16 at Central Clinical Hospital No.5 in Kharkiv, where she is undergoing a treatment course now. Tymoshenko was arrested on August 5, 2011. After Kyiv's Pechersky Court sentenced her to 7 years in prison, she was transferred from a Kyiv-based pretrial detention facility to a penitentiary in Kharkiv.