"I am categorically against a stop in the broadcasting because the questioning of witnesses such as Yushchenko, Azarov and also honest witnesses will be a major argument for Ukrainians and the international community to understand that I broke no laws. I worked for the country, in its interests, for our country to be strong, independent and prosperous. I insist on the continuation of the live broadcast," Yulia Tymoshenko said after Volodymyr Skopych, the representatives of the civil plaintiff, asked the court to stop the live broadcast.
Skopych claims that live broadcast will make it impossible to enforce the legal norm that witnesses not be aware of other testimony. Representatives of the state prosecutor supported his request.
"The information I know after reading the first volume of the case in no way can harm the witnesses. I believe it is possible to record the process until the final stage. There are no secret documents in the case file," argued Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyer Mykola Tytarenko.
Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that before the start of the trial, Viktor Yanukovych and Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka promised the international community and Ukrainian citizens that the trial would be public. "They made a commitment before Ukraine and the world that this process will be public and broadcast live," said the ex-premier.
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