But this criminal case was closed in 2004, under Kuchma presidency.However, on this criminal case no message almost since its opening in 2010. It should also be said that Hennady Tymoshenko died May 24, 2012, aged 75 years.The analysis of key issues as presented above, in light of the criteria for the definition of political prisoners in Resolution 1900 (2012), leads to a fairly compelling result, namely that Ms Tymoshenko must be recognised as a presumed political prisoner:2) These charges effectively criminalised the political decision she had taken as Prime Minister in favour of an agreement with Russia to end an acute crisis threatening the provision of gas to Ukraine and other European countries.4) Ms Tymoshenko was also put under intense physical and psychological pressure, both during pretrial detention and in post-conviction custody.

In 2012-2013, the government and non-government organizations in Europe and the United States have become more and more clearly indicate the presence of political prisoners in Ukraine.

May 23, 2012 for the first time in the European Parliament's resolution said about "political prisoners in Ukraine".71.

The European Union has shelved the European Union Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine and EU leaders have suggested that these agreements will not be ratified unless Ukraine addresses concerns over a "stark deterioration of democracy and the rule of law", including the imprisonment of Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko in 20.

The European Union (EU) and EU member states, United States, Russia and Canada (as well as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch) expressed concern that the allegations against Tymoshenko did not constitute crimes and that the charges where politically motivated; the United Kingdom and the United States have stated that this also goes for the prosecuting of dozens other former ministers and officials; in particular former Ukrainian minister Bohdan Danylyshyn was granted political asylum in the Czech Republic in January 2011 ("because his prosecution may be politically motivated").

Tymoshenko added that the crisis should not force the postponement of the May 25 presidential election.

Tymoshenko was convicted of abuse of power and sentenced to seven years in prison during the government of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, who defeated Tymoshenko in the 2010 presidential election runoff.

Tymoshenko and billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko are regarded as the frontrunners for the May 25 presidential election.

Tymoshenko and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso at a March 2011 European People's Party summit in Brussels; General Prosecutor of Ukraine’s Office lifted the travel ban imposed on Tymoshenko after being officially invited to this event by U. Senator John Mc Cain and European People’s Party President Wilfried Martens Protesters near the Pechersk district court during the criminal case.

Yulia Tymoshenko has called on Ukrainians to come together to defend the country against what she describes as a "war" launched by Russia aimed at seizing Ukrainian territory.

The former prime minister and candidate for next month's snap Ukrainian presidential elections spoke with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service in Kyiv on April 15.

It is important to emphasize that Hennadi Tymoshenko in prison suffered a microinsult.