International Online Report: Although the Ukrainian president and the opposition have signed a settlement agreement on the 21st, both sides seem to be acting according to their own wishes. The Ukrainian opposition has successively passed a series of laws and resolutions through the platform of the parliament in the past few days, and finally passed a resolution on the 22nd, releasing former Prime Minister Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko who was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011. Regain freedom. On the other side of the conflict, Ukrainian President Yanukovych also spoke in the eastern city of Kharkiv on the same day, accusing the militants of extreme behavior and once again expressing that they “will not voluntarily resign”.
Under the call of supporters, “Yulia”, the former Ukrainian prime minister who regained freedom on the evening of 22nd, the country’s largest opposition party “the motherland party”, the leader Yulia & middot Tymoshenko left the fifth Central Clinical Hospital in Kharkiv, the eastern city of the country, to travel to Kiev’s Independence Square to meet with opposition protesters. In 2011, Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for abusing his power in the Ukrainian gas supply agreement. Subsequently, Tymoshenko became a negotiation between the EU and Ukraine, “chips”, Western countries and Ukrainian opposition in recent years. It has been pressured to urge the Ukrainian government to release Tymoshenko. On the 21st, the Ukrainian parliament passed a law that abolished several provisions of the criminal law, paving the way for the release of Tymoshenko. Subsequently, on the 22nd, the Ukrainian parliament voted with a constitutional majority of 322 votes to finally release the former prime minister’s quarter. Moshenko.
Tymoshenko, who appeared in Kiev on the evening of the 22nd, still wore the traditional “scorpion head”, but sat in a wheelchair, and the supporters greeted her with flowers and cheers. After getting free, Tymoshenko expressed his gratitude to the supporters and called on the demonstrators not to leave the Independence Square. She said that it was the demonstrators in the square who changed everything in the country. She also said that she would participate. President election.
The release of Tymoshenko can be said to be another “victory” of the Ukrainian opposition. In the past few days, the Ukrainian opposition has used the platform of the parliament to step by step and gain the upper hand.
On the 22nd, Ukrainian parliament speaker Rebak wrote a statement and announced his resignation. Up to now, more than 50 members have announced their withdrawal from the ruling party regional party group. The Ukrainian parliament is in fact no longer under the control of the president and the ruling party. The opposition-controlled parliament also passed a series of laws and resolutions on the 22nd to declare Uganda. The presidential election will be held on May 25 this year, and the election “The Motherland Party” will be the Speaker of the House of Representatives, appointed “The Motherland Party”, the member of the Awakov as the acting Minister of the Interior, and passed the Prosecutor General Puchongka’s case of no confidence. On the same day, the Ukrainian parliament passed a resolution to restore the 2004 version of the Constitution. The adoption of the resolution allowed the parliament to form its own government without the authorization of the president.
And in the eastern city of Kharkov, the other side of the conflict, Ukrainian President Yanukovych was in a different mood, where he was interviewed by local media on the 22nd. In the video, he frowned and looked dignified, saying that he would not voluntarily resign.
Yanukovych pointed out that Uzbek President Rebak was attacked by unidentified people on the 21st and is currently receiving treatment in Donetsk. He also said that he did his best and hoped that there would be no bloody conflict in the country, but Ukraine is suffering from the threat of “Nazism return”.
Yanukovych therefore called on the international community to stop the actions of militants and said that the laws and resolutions passed by the parliament were illegal, and he would not sign any agreement with the “destructive elements”. He said he would travel to the relatively safe southeastern region to find a way out for the country. Regarding the decision on the date of the early election of the parliament, he said that he would not accept it.
For the release of Tymoshenko, European Parliament President Schultz congratulated him, saying that this was “a historic day in Europe and Ukraine”, and he also said that the presidential election will be held on May 25. welcome. However, he also believes that the situation in Ukraine is very fragile and calls on all parties to remain calm. The United States also expressed its support for a series of recent changes in Ukraine and welcomed the release of Tymoshenko. On the same day, US Secretary of State Kerry said on the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov that it would exert influence on the Ukrainian opposition to fulfil its agreement with the government. White House spokesman Carney also said on the 22nd that the United States called on Ukraine to stop the violence and develop a democratic process, and will work with Russia and the EU to maintain the country’s reunification.
While Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov telephoned the German, French and Polish foreign ministers on the 22nd, he expressed serious concern about the lack of enforcement capacity of the agreement signed by the two sides of the Ukrainian conflict on the 21st. He believes that the opposition has not only failed to fulfill any of its responsibilities, but has also put forward new requirements and embarked on the path of armed extremists whose actions pose a direct threat to Ukrainian sovereignty and the constitutional system. He therefore called on the three countries of Germany to exert influence on the Ukrainian opposition to curb the actions of extremists.
Responsible Editor: Qi Yuhan