Aug. 1, the president of the UWC Yevhen Czolij sent a letter to Pres Yanukovych demanding that Yulia Tymoshenko be freed from prison, UWC press service reports Aug. 2.
The European Court for Human Rights ruled Apr. 30, 2013 that Tymoshenko pre-trial detention was illegal, the letter said.
“The UWC stresses that the release of Yulia Tymoshenko remains EU’s critical condition for signing the association agreement with Ukraine during the Vilnius summit on Nov. 28,” Czolij wrote.
UWC represents over 20 million diaspora Ukrainians, uniting 33 organizations of Ukrainians. It was founded in 1967.