Slovakia’s Foreign Ministry said it disagrees with the final verdict passed in the case of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was sentenced to seven years in prison by a Ukrainian court on Tuesday, October 11, the TASR newswire reported.
“The trial did not respect international standards, i.e. as a fair, transparent and impartial trial,” said ministry spokesperson Ľuboš Schwarzbacher, as quoted by TASR.
The Ukrainian court found Tymoshenko guilty of having abused her powers when she signed an agreement pertaining to gas supplies in 2009.
Slovak representatives have repeatedly expressed concerns throughout the course of the trial. They have also called on their Ukrainian counterparts to find a solution that will erase doubts about the fairness of the legal process.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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12. Oct 2011 at 10:00