Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will initiate hearing a report of head of
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaychenko in the Parliament in order to elucidate
detention of deputy head of the department of Energy Regional Customs of the
State Customs Service of Ukraine Taras Shepitko. Yulia Tymoshenko announced on Wednesday, during a
informed in view of illegal detention of an officer of Energy Customs the BYuT faction will demand hearing of the report of the SBU
head in the Parliament. Besides, Yulia Tymoshenko promised she would initiate
creating Temporary investigation commission in the Verkhovna Rada targeting
investigation of cases of pressure on the customs and employees of Naftogaz of
The Head of
Government also stressed, she intends to address the court with a demand to
immediately take this deal and release the detained.
Tymoshenko emphasized the President, his Secretariat and subordinate to him
Security Service have started large-scale political
repressions towards people trying to resist corruption. She considers Taras Shepitko has paid with his
freedom for the denial to obey evil orders of the President. As the Premier
explained, Taras Shepitko
had been invited to the SBU and exerted pressure. Yulia Tymoshenko informed the
Energy Customs employee had been forced to get clearance for 11 billion cubic metres of natural gas for RosUkrEnergo company.
At this, she reminded the mentioned 11 billion cubic metres
the Naftogaz of Ukraine had bought from Gazprom, according to the clinched
The Head of
Government imparted this morning analogous resentment was aired to the head of
Energy Regional Customs department, who was to receive notices to appear. “This
is demonstrative thrashing on the part of the President and his pocket services
against the people who are ready to rise to oppress corruption,” Yulia
Tymoshenko is convinced these actions were performed by the Security Service
under pressure of the Secretariat of the President: “I don’t exclude this
situation wouldn’t have occurred without direct instructions of the President”.
views it is done so that to finance political activity and future presidential
elections, basing on this corruption.