We will appeal to the PGO: blocking rail transport is a crime

18:21 10.09.2017

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko says she will appeal to the Prosecutor General’s Office over the illegal blocking of rail transport, specifically the train Przemysl-Kyiv, and has urged the prosecutor’s office to intervene with regard to the obstruction of Mikheil Saakashvili’s entry to the territory of Ukraine.

“On behalf of our team of deputies, opposition pro-European and democratic forces in parliament, we are are lodging an appeal with the Prosecutor General’s Office over the criminal delay of rail transport, which is a violation of the Criminal Code of Ukraine,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a briefing in Przemysl.

The politician called on the Prosecutor General’s Office to intervene in the situation immediately.

“The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, who is the guardian of the Constitution, must intervene in this situation and the train should be allowed to leave for Ukraine,” she said.

The parliamentarian also said that President Petro Poroshenko gave “illegal orders to detain the train and not let people into Ukraine,” and therefore the PGO “must react to this situation.”

“The train should be allowed to travel to Ukraine, everyone should be allowed into the country, and then they can deal with who has what documents,” she stressed.

During a briefing in Lviv, the Batkivshchyna Party leader thanked the people of Ukraine who supported Mikheil Saakashvili and defended democratic values in Ukraine.

“I want to thank the Ukrainian community that today was at the border, watched television, wrote words of support on the internet, because only the Ukrainian people can make fundamental changes. And only by uniting together and joining efforts can we make these radical changes,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during the briefing.

Yulia Tymoshenko called Ukraine a “corrupt dictatorship” but said the people of Ukraine will “never allow themselves to be hurt and mocked.”

“The Ukrainian people have always been strong, and confident in their victory,” concluded the Batkivshchyna Party leader.