A sardonic Ukrainian take on Yuliya’s hubris and arrogance… spot on accurate, I’d say…
A diplomatic spokesman said that the Ukraine had to call off a Central European summit in Yalta after some European leaders refused to attend the event over the alleged ill-treatment of jailed pro-Western ex-premier Yuliya Timoshenko. “Orange Revolution” princess, Timoshenko, 51, is serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of office following what Western governments called a politically-motivated trial. Aleksandr Dykusarov, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, said, “The Ukraine decided to postpone the summit and not to hold it on 11-12 May in Yalta. The event will be held at a later time that we’ll determine through diplomatic channels”.
Leaders of Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Czechia, Austria, and Italy said that they’d shun the summit in the Ukrainian Black Sea resort in protest against the way the authorities handled the situation around the former premier, who’s suffering from severe back pain and was diagnosed with a herniated spinal disc. Last week, photos circulated in the media showing Timoshenko with bruises on her body, which she claims prison guards inflicted as they forcibly transferred her to a hospital. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that European leaders refused to attend the summit before the scandal erupted around Timoshenko’s alleged assault and battery in prison.
8 May 2012
This is the dumbest move that the EU and Langley could’ve come up with. It’ll only push the Ukraine into VVP’s open arms… and Vova’s just waiting for it to happen. That’s the typical end of American/Western arrogance and hubris… and they’re so SURPRISED when it happens. Globalisation’s dead and national interest has “risen from the dead”… it’ll take a while for that to sink in, though… the McMansion dwellers aren’t known for their brightness…