Situation in Ukraine:
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 03/10/2013 First transmission: 03/10/2013
- statement by Martin SCHULZ, EP President
Background: on the 15th October the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament will once again discuss the case of Ms Yulia Tymoshenko. Today the European Parliament's observers, former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and former European Parliament President Pat Cox, are meeting again officials in Ukraine to discuss her situation.
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||Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
||SOUNDBITE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President:
"I'm still very optimistic that we will found a solution which is helping both sides, Ukraine to join the Association agreement with the EU and on the other hand Tymoshenko family, Yulia Tymoshenko and her friends seeing her leaving the country for medical treatment perhaps in Germany. I send spontaneously after I had a phone call with President Yanukovych on Thursday last week, today my colleagues Cox and Krawnieski on behalf of the Parliament to Ms Tymoshenko and then to tomorrow to President Yanukovych to meet both, to have a clear view before they come on the 15 th of October here to the Conference of Presidents to give their report. I'm still optimistic there is a lot of obstacles quite sure but I hope that we will find a solution."