Ukrainian opposition makes plea to Czech officials over arrested minister

20-10-2010

The main opposition party in Ukraine has asked Czech officials to stay out of what it called the “settling of political scores” over former Ukrainian finance minister Bohdan Danylyshyn, who was arrested in Prague on Tuesday on an international warrant. The statement by the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc that the accusations against Mr Danylyshyn were purely political and based on falsified information. A spokeswoman for the Municipal Court of Prague said that no proposal of extradition had yet been filed. Bogdan Danylyshyn was the minister of finance in the government of Yulia Tymoshenko until earlier this year. Ukraine accuses him of corruption and losing public funds through "inefficient and excessive expenditure.”