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Aug 05, 2011, 05:41 pm

Yulia Tymoshenko: I will never commit suicide

pr_a3706.jpgYulia Tymoshenko’s lawyer, People’s Deputy Serhiy Vlasenko, has shown reporters a statement written by the ex-premier prior to her arrest.

"I want to make a statement regarding the plan to arrest me. Clearly this is an act of revenge against a political opponent, but that’s not my point. I want to state that I have no intention of committing suicide. They don’t need to repeat the tricks they did with Kirpa and Kravchenko. I will never end my life with suicide. Everything I do is my battle against this criminal regime for Ukraine’s rightful place in the world. Glory to Ukraine. Yulia Tymoshenko."

"She wrote this statement and gave it to me a week ago when we learned that she might be arrested," said Serhiy Vlasenko.

This afternoon Judge Rodion Kireyev granted the prosecution’s request to take Yulia Tymoshenko into custody for violating court order.

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