22 January 2011

Ukraine - What kind of country is this?

It was reported this week that the President of Ukraine said the following:

“Yulia Tymoshenko will have a chance to protect herself [in court], and I’m one of those who want this to happen. I would like her to prove that the charges brought against her are false,” the Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper quoted Yanukovych as saying in an interview with CNN International news service”

This is not acceptable in my opinion.

If the Ukraine legal 'system' wants to bring an action against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, then it is their responsibility to prove her guilt and NOT for her to prove she is innocent.

Can you imagine a person being taken into custody and presented before a court in the United Kingdom and they were then asked.....'Prove your innocence'

Ukraine is looking very bad in the eyes of many international observers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As you said, Ukraine won't become part of the EU in our lifetimes...