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Tymoshenko prevented from visiting voters within Ukraine
On the same day that the media reported plans by the European Parliament to hold a debate on “the cases of Yulia Tymoshenko and other members of the former government”, the Prosecutor General’s Office refused to allow Tymoshenko to travel on a working visit to the Lviv region. The prosecution of former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the Batkivshchyna party has elicited statements of grave concern in Ukraine and beyond. According to the Press Service of her party, the refusal to her request came from investigator Oleksandr Nechvoglod who said she had not finished reading the case material.. The party describes the refusal as deliberate obstruction of schedule work by the leader of the party with voters.
The European Parliament debate, according to, is scheduled for 9 June.
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