On August 18, 2011, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, together with the President of the European Congress of Ukrainians, Jaroszlava Hartyani, attended the court hearing of Ukraine’s former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, at the Pecherskiy District Court in Kyiv.
During a recess in the hearings Eugene Czolij had a five-minute meeting with Yulia Tymoshenko when she expressed gratitude for the reaction of UWC and Ukrainians worldwide on her arrest. Eugene Czolij assured her that the UWC would continue to monitor the court proceedings and work to ensure that Ukraine respects human rights in accordance with Ukraine’s laws and its international obligations.
The UWC President spoke to the media on the issue condemning the unjustified arrest of the former Prime Minister. View the video:
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