UWC Calls upon the International Community to Increase Pressure on Ukrainian Government Authorities and Demand the Immediate Release of Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
August 8, 2011
UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS CALLS UPON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
AND DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF
FORMER UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER YULIA TYMOSHENKO
In a letter dated August 8, 2011, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) called upon the international community to increase pressure on Ukrainian government authorities and demand the immediate release from detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Copies of this letter were sent by the UWC to President Viktor Yanukovych and to Nina Karpachova, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.
The full text of the letter
“An unequivocal message needs to be conveyed that Ukrainian government authorities cannot chair the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe while openly disrespecting fundamental European values; otherwise, the international community’s criticism will continue to be ignored, being viewed merely as rhetoric,” stated Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij.