Friday, January 6, 2012

Tymoshenko's husband seeking political asylum in Czech Republic

06 January 2012 (Radio of Ukraine) Yulia Tymoshenko's husband Oleksandr was forced to leave Ukraine and request the Government of the Czech Republic for political asylum due to the intense pressure on the opposition leader through her family. This was disclosed by the "Liberty" radio. According to the newspaper, a relevant request was filed by Oleksandr Tymoshenko as early as the last days of 2011. The newspaper also notes that Minister of Interior of Czech Republic Jan Kubitse on January 4 discussed the matter with Czech Republic Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.