Ukrainian authorities are not going to release former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for the purpose of signing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, foreign minister of Ukraine Kostyantyn Hryshchenko said in the interview with the Die Presse Austrian edition.

"We're not going to do anything. Our judicial system has to work and rely on facts. Our friends cannot advise what we should do just because they sympathize with someone, not knowing what happened exactly. We were under Russian rule too long, to be said what we should do now," Hryshchenko said.

Ukrainian foreign minister noted that European policymakers need detailed investigation in the Tymoshenko’s case.

"Unfortunately, our partners (the EU - Ed.) need some time before they know all the aspects of the case (Tymoshenko’s case - Ed.). The question is how to treat the lack of responsibility. Society wants officials to take responsibility for what happened," foreign minister said.
Hryshchenko also stressed that the trial of former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko is not complete, and the decision of the European Court is not final, since there is still a number of unresolved issues.

"The issue is deeper as it may seem: the situation in the police under Lutsenko gave rise to many cases. Judiciary was not independent then and was in a terrible state ... Today it is much better," the head of the Foreign Ministry said.

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