Freed Tymoshenko Speaks to Packed Maidan

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Bulgaria: Freed Tymoshenko Speaks to Packed Maidan Yulia Tymoshenko. Photo by Euronews

The freed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko gave a moving speech in front of thousands of people on the Maidan square in Kiev.

Tymoshenko was freed from prison after 2.5 years behind bars on accusations of abusing her powers in office.

Despite her ailing health, Tymoshenko spoke from a wheelchair in front of a massive crowd.

"You are heroes, you are the best of Ukraine", she told her supporters, before breaking into tears.

“We simply cannot afford to pardon those who were allowed to send bullets into the hearts of our young men”, she added in her usual fiery tone.

Tymoshenko apologized to the crowd for not being able to join them in the protests and urged them to carry on until the dream of a new Ukraine is achieved. She also vowed to run for the President’s post in the early elections scheduled for later this year.

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Yane - 23 Feb 2014 // 15:20:09

No, of western Ukraine, the end of Ukraine as we know it comes. The south and east will rise, there is no way they will put up with this nonsense. The new parliament seeks to ban their parties, not to just get rid of Yanukovich, they are trying to ban Russians right to democracy, in such a situation where the country fails in every way to serve their rights, there's not a single damn reason to stay!

This should have happened sooner...after ww2, Should have been 2 countries instead of trying force them together into one, now we see how it simply doesn't work. We are heading towards civil war, all thanks to EU sore loosers.

sa-sha - 23 Feb 2014 // 12:40:43

"The Freed Yulia speaks to the Pack" would be more correct...About "those who shot police first", i.e. bandits-killers: they are "heroes...the best of Ukraine" and those of them who were jailed, they are already freed, sure. More than that: “We simply cannot afford to pardon those who were allowed to send bullets into the hearts of our young men”, i.e. those poor policemen who exercised their duty, who were attacked, wounded and killed by "young heroes", they are proclaimed "criminals". Yulia is great. She knows how to manage the mob, how to use the moment and chance. That's why Yulia told no word of compassion to mothers of hundreds of wounded, burnt and killed policemen. Conscience is out of the great politician Yulia' arsenal. Today those mothers mourn their sons-"criminals":
And tomorrow Yulia will be the president of Ukraine......

Yane - 23 Feb 2014 // 04:26:25

how about those who shot police first? Who threw molotov cocktails? To think the new special police force will be run by the far right...and they will get positions in government...sieg heil?..

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