66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sent a letter for jailed Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko

Tymoshenko’s trial (she was charged in May 2011) over abuse of office over a natural gas imports contract signed with Russia in January 2009 started on 24 June 2011 in Kiev.  Also a number of criminal cases were opened against former officials from the second Tymoshenko Government. According to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych those cases were indiscriminately made to fight corruption in Ukraine. Former President Viktor Yushchenko testified against Tymoshenko during the trial; a trial he called “a normal judicial process”.

On the other hand the trial against Tymoshenko has been rated as “selective justice” and “political persecution” in statements by the U.S.A, Russia, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and other European countries; and in statements of the European Union, NATO, the European People’s Party; as well as by human rights organizations: Transparency International,Freedom House, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. US Senate and EU Parliament approved resolutions on Ukraine and called the Ukrainian authorities to release Yulia Tymoshenko.

These days (October 28th) we have parliamentary elections in Ukraine. Pray for Ukraine. We pray for the US nation

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