Europe irritated by persecution of the opposition in Ukraine
In Europe, they are irritated by the actions of the authorities in Ukraine, which are directed against the opposition. Western politicians are convinced that these are the signs of a politically motivated campaign against the opposition forces. The main ally of Tymoshenko in Europe, the European People's Party, expressed outrage at the increase of power pressure on the opposition and prosecution of opposition leaders.
This was stated by EPP Secretary General, Antonio López-Isturiz in a telephone conversation with the leader of the party "Batkivshchyna", Yulia Tymoshenko.
"We are strongly convinced that if the situation will not be remedied immediately it will have serious negative consequences for the EU-Ukrainian dialogue" – he said, according to the press service of Tymoshenko.
"In this difficult situation, we fully support you. Harassment of political opponents is in contrary to all the European norms and principles," - added the EPP Secretary General.