Ambiguous statement by Carl Bildt on Yulia Tymoshenko
EU fears a conviction against Tymoshenko
At the EU foreign ministers meeting in
Luxembourg yesterday, Foreign Ministers discussed how the EU will act if there today is a conviction against Yulia Tymoshenko, as the foreign ministers
assume that there will be.
– We fear that there will be a ruling against Yulia
Tymoshenko, says Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. They have not
changed the laws in the way that
they more or less had been sending the
word to do, which means that it
can be a harsh jail
sentence for her. This is fundamentally incompatible with European values and there will be a
sharp reaction from the European Union. At
first, there will be a statement, but let’s see what happens next.
– I think it’s
important that we at least finish the negotiation of deep-going free trade agreement, but I can see few
opportunities to get it through
the EU Parliament before there comes
a change in Ukraine.
The fact that a free trade agreement
must be approved by the European
Parliament is the reason that Carl
Bildt is certain
that a conviction against Tymoshenko
means that Ukraine FTA will be stopped. Carl
Bildt thinks that it is good that it so becomes.
– It’s very important
that we send this signal to Kiev right now.” Quote; Ekot
I happen to know that the reason Carl Bildt
utters himself in this particular somewhat ambiguous way with “…finish the negotiation of deep-going
free trade agreement, but I can see few opportunities to get it through the EU Parliament
before there comes a change
in Ukraine…”, is because of respect for the insipid,
pale with terror, Swedish state minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. I don´t even any
more believe that Fredrik Reinfeldt is a good man! So why should I care about
his feelings and shut up about he lacking some qualities necessary for a statesman,
such as courage?
Roger Klang, Lund Scaniae Sweden,