Ukraine's Tymoshenko to go to Germany soon: EU
ReutersBRUSSELS--The European Union's enlargement chief said on Tuesday he expects Ukraine to allow jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for medical treatment before a Nov. 28-29 meeting, removing an obstacle to an EU-Ukraine trade pact.
October 16, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
“I think we are not far away from that,” European Commissioner Stefan Fuele told reporters when asked if Tymoshenko was close to being allowed to go to Germany. “I definitely expect that to have happened before the Vilnius summit.”
EU governments have linked Tymoshenko release to the signing of an EU-Ukraine association and free trade agreement at a summit, scheduled for Nov. 28-29 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The agreement could lead to a historic shift westwards for Ukraine, away from Russia, its old Soviet master.