A number of criminal investigations against former cabinet members, government’s political opponents and independent civic activists have been launched in Ukraine since the start of Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency. Adding petty charges against new bureaucrats to the criminal cases against its opponents, the government is trying to create a myth about its reform mindedness.
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We would ask the Canadian government to take one further step and make it clear to the Ukrainian authorities that conclusion of the free trade agreement with Ukraine now under negotiation will depend on the Ukrainian government respecting in letter and spirit the rule of law, human rights and democratic freedoms.
Wilfried Martens: “Tymoshenko’s arrest brings Ukraine one step closer to Soviet authoritarianism. I’m calling Yanukovych with a request to immediately stop this outrage – Europe’s patience is exhausted”