Ukrainian foreign minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko said that the final decision on the case of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has to be made by the European Court of Human Rights.

"Unfortunately for her (Tymoshenko - Ed.) and possibly for Ukraine also, the criminal case against her is really serious," the minister told TV channel France 24, noting that it should be considered by the courts, and the main court in Europe is the European Court of Human Rights.

"Thus, we can only wait for the whole process will be reviewed, evaluated at the European level," Hryshchenko said.

Talking about the parliamentary elections held on October 28, Hryshchenko also expressed surprise at the decision of Tymoshenko to begin a hunger strike in protest against electoral fraud.
"Tymoshenko did not recognize the results of the presidential elections in 2010. She will not recognize any election results, except those according to which she becomes the President," the head of the Foreign Ministry said.

However, he expressed confidence that the elections in Ukraine as a whole went well.

"The OSCE is always critical even of the old democracies, like the U.S.," Hryshchenko said, adding that the election day, in his opinion, was "perfect."

On October 15, the European Court of Human Rights opened the proceedings on the appeal of former Prime Minister Tymoshenko on a violation of her right to a fair trial.

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