Višegrad 4 warns Ukraine over Tymoshenko imprisonment

The Višegrad group states also warned the Ukrainian leadership that its EU hopes could suffer as a result of the imprisonment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Prime Minister Nečas said that while the Višegrad group supported Ukraine’s pro-western orientation, it was hard to imagine the EU ratifying an association agreement with Ukraine while the country’s opposition leader was imprisoned. On Tuesday, Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for having transgressed her powers as prime minister.