Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko could be freed from prison after the consideration of a cassation appeal, while former Ukrainian Interior Ministry Yuriy Lutsenko could be released after the consideration of an appeal against his verdict.

MEP Pawel Kowal, who represents the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), announced this at a press conference in Warsaw on Tuesday, UKRINFORM reports.

"The immediate legal opportunities in the Lutsenko case are an appeal and in the Tymoshenko case a cassation appeal," Kowal said.

He added that "political support" would be necessary for the imprisoned politicians in this situation.

Kowal also said that all political forces in Ukraine understand that "the case with imprisoned opposition members is not closed, and it is an element being taken into account in the context of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU."

The MEP said that Tymoshenko and Lutsenko, during meetings with him, had described the parliamentary elections in Ukraine this autumn as the most important thing and asked him not to pay attention to the humanitarian aspects of their stay in prison.

As reported, Kowal met with Tymoshenko in the Kachanivska penal colony in Kharkiv on April 5, and on April 6 he had a meeting with Lutsenko in the Lukyanivsky pre-trial detention center in Kyiv.

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