In Defense of the Ukrainian People

The kangaroo courts which are trying both former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of the Interior Yuriy Lutsenko, not to mention many other Ukrainians, from students to pensioners is clearly in criminal defiance of the Rule of Law.

At the current time there is no doubt in my mind that the regime in power has no interest in the benefit of the nation it “rules with an iron fist” or its people.

Today it became clearer than the light of day that the current regime is trying to physically destroy both Yuriy Lutsentko and Yulia Tymoshenko – in short to kill them.

Yuriy Lutsenko’s health is rapidly deteriorating and has been on a rapid decline since the month of May, he has been diagnosed with sclerosis of the liver, for which he requires immediate treatment. This recommended treatment by officials of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine has been denied by “judge” Boyko.

This in itself shows the criminality and disrespect for the Rule of Law by the current regime, and it is clear to me that the current regime understands that it is much simpler if Yuri Lutsenko dies while in custody, than to actually pass any type of judgment on him. Its analysts are counting on the economic problems globally, and even more so in Europe, and the passive stupor that the Ukrainian people have been put into, due to their many foul tactics to ensure that day comes as soon as possible.

Why are they treating him this way? Simple, they operate “beyond the boundaries of any written or unwritten laws.” For them, it is probably simply payback for any of the cases which Lutsenko as Minister of the Interior had interfered with their business. Their disrespect for human life and their attitudes towards “law abiding” and “normal” Ukrainians is clear. It is an “US vs THEM” mentality.

Yulia Tymoshenko, while not in such a dire state of health is being driven down that same road.

At the current time the only option that exists in terms of leadership in the country is Yulia Tymoshenko. She has taken the burden of standing up for what is right and what is wrong in the country, and the case against her. There are few individuals in Ukraine, who can, and will at this point, stand up for the country and all of its people, their dignity and their rights.

The clan and bandit mentality of the current regime with its own personal business interests in mind, which come before those of the country are evident. While political capture has long been an issue amongst political analysts of Ukraine, and countries strongly rooted in democratic principles who have tried to assist Ukraine over the last twenty years; it must be understood that the hunt to capture Ukraine started even before its independence twenty short years ago. It came to its culmination with the inauguration of the country’s fourth President.

Ukrainians both in Ukraine and in the Diaspora must get it through their heads that Yulia Tymoshenko, at this point, is the only capable individual in the country with the skills, intellect and testes to do what is necessary and bring some order to the current state of affairs in Ukraine, and the riffraff which governs by the rules which only THEY understand.

Those who are now in power very well understood the maxim of “divide and conquer”. It is time for the people of Ukraine to take back what is rightfully and morally theirs. They have to bury their differences and unite behind someone capable and who has shown in many instances she is willing to bare the burden against her current political foes that morally stand on a different side of the fence than US good people.

Vasyl Pawlowsky
Independent Consultant