Tymoshenko bill may offer evasion of prosecution: Yanukovych

15 November 2013 09:48
(QHA) - Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych has said he will sign a planned law to allow convicts to undergo medical treatment abroad if it is passed by parliament but warned against such a law offering "a technology for the evasion of prosecution.", reports Interfax-Ukraine. As reported, five drafts for the planned law have been introduced to parliament, and "if a consensus is found and an appropriate procedure is set, and if it isn't a way for people to evade prosecution, I think such a law will be passed and it will apply not only to Tymoshenko, it will apply to all citizens. Such is the position of the [parliament] deputies with whom I've had a lot of various consultations," Yanukovych said on Thursday. He confirmed that next week would be a week of plenary sessions in the legislature.