EPP summit

Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of unjustly imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, says the EU Council’s conclusions on Ukraine adopted December 10 by the meeting of EU foreign ministers sets out clear conditions for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

“My mother’s position hasn’t changed: the association agreement should be signed, and it will be signed, the only question is when. The answer to this question was outlined by the European politicians in the conditions put forward in the resolutions and the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council, and also the declaration of the EPP. Now this has created a platform for the Ukrainian state, for official Kyiv, for the president, on how to proceed under these conditions,” Eugenia Tymoshenko said in Brussels, Belgium at the European People’s Party Summit.

She also concluded that EPP’s summit is the event on which Tymoshenko has got help of her european friends.

Eugenia Tymoshenko gave the interview for Krzysztof Nechypor.

At first, Mr. Nechypor asked her (as he said) a provocative question if Eugenia believes that Poland is the advocate of Ukraine in Europe and isn’t good  advocate of Yulia Tymoshenko at the same time?

Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter told: “I believe that the support of Poland always was very necessary for us and it came at the right time. Today we need the support of the Polish elite and Polish political leaders more than ever before. That’s why I would like to thank former President Aleksander Kwasniewski. He takes part in the mission of the European Parliament, fighting for the freedom of Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko. Ex-President of the EP Pat Cox and Alexander Kwasniewski are doing everything possible to enable the prisoners were released and rehabilitated politically.” She also added about last discussion about conditions by which European politicians try push to have signed an association agreement: “The position of my mother and the whole of the United Opposition remains unchanged. This agreement must be signed. My mother in 2008, when she was prime minister, has taken the first steps to sign an association agreement for free trade zone. I think that the discussion of this topic should be continued, and as a result the agreement will be signed. Of course, we all know that there are political obstacles. I would like to quote my mother, who said that it is very easy to work together to put up flags of the European Union at the main square of Kiyv, but it will not lead to destroying of the current dictatorship in Ukraine”

The second question was about the political activity of Eugenia.

But she denied any political ambition. She said that she cares to show her mother’s position in the ukrainian democratic forces. As a sitizen of Ukraine Eugenia understands her mother’s release, reabilitation and political activity will help to normalize ukrainian democracy.

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At least Krzysztof Nechypor asked about fighting.

Eugenia told that situation is difficult and the ukrainian authorities  themselves blame if the possible sanctions will be applied to them. She also noticed that her own efforts can be more effective: “I think that it is necessary to use all the opportunities in Ukraine. People must unify to protest against the government’s actions and seek the release of my mother, Yuri Lutsenko and other prisoners.”


Tymoshenko’s daughter visited Vienna on thursday. In her interview for European media she said about the situation in Ukraine.
Commenting for  Tiroler Tageszeitung the ukrainian parliamentary elections campaign, Eugenia urged EU to recognize elections as undemocratic now. Tymoshenko also suggested that non-peaceful revolution can occur after the 28th of October. As an example, she assumed outbreak in a small industrial city. Eugenia pointed out that the ukrainians will fight for their freedom, and the government continues to show itself as unpeaceable. Tymoshenko’s daughter also said about numerous violations of freedom, the closure of independent media, etc.
Eugenia also told Die Presse that her mother is under tremendous psychological pressure because of surveillance. Yulia Tymoshenko feels pain in her back.
Journalists asked if Eugenia plans to become a politic. Tymoshenko younger denied the existence of such ambitions