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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski considers that the case of convicted former head of the Ukrainian government Yulia Tymoshenko remains an obstacle in the relations between Ukraine and the European Union, he said in an interview with the Polish Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.
"I have told the President of Ukraine that the case of Yulia Tymoshenko remains a problem. On the other hand, it is necessary to start with something. And the release of Yuriy Lutsenko was a good beginning," Komorowski said.
The Polish President said that he discussed the release of former Ukrainian interior minister Lutsenko with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and the heads of governments of the Visegrad countries.
In addition, according to him, this issue was discussed during a tripartite meeting of the Presidents of Poland, Hungary and Ukraine on March 22 in Warsaw and during the last telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych on April 7.
"The European Union is waiting for the next steps that would allow unblocking the Ukrainian way to the EU," Komorowski stressed.
He also noted that May is an extremely important month, because in May the European Commission will review the progress made by Ukraine on issues that are necessary for signing the Association Agreement with the EU in November of 2013.