YAHUKOVYCH: COURT RULING NOT FINAL

11.10.11


During a press conference held this afternoon, Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych declared that the dicision of the Pechersk District Court regarding Yulia Tymoshenko was not final.

According to Yanukovych, the court's ruling was based on current legislation:  “It is certainly a regretful case, which today is thwarting Ukraine’s European integration. It raises concerns in the European Union and I want to say: we are well aware of why this is so.  Today the court took its decision in the framework of the current criminal code. This is not the final decision.”

He said that an Appeal Hearing lies ahead.  It will come to its owen conclusions based an legislation at the time of such a hearing.



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