Skip to comments.YUSHCHENKO EXPRESSES SATISFACTION WITH PROGRESS OF INVESTIGATION INTO CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS POISONING
Posted on 03/09/2005 8:50:58 AM PST by Leo Carpathian
President Viktor Yuschenko says that he is satisfied with the course of the investigation into the circumstances of his poisoning and he has expressed confidence in the quick completion of the investigation into this case. The president's press service disclosed this in a statement, citing Yuschenko's interview with Deutche Welle.
In Yuschenko's words, the investigation has so far managed to receive many new information, particularly the finding of the chemical formula and characteristics of the poisonous substance.
Austrian and Swiss doctors primarily assisted in this. The president disclosed that thanks to the cooperation of medics and criminologists, investigators managed to establish the approximate time and circumstances of his poisoning.
"Work has been conducted with respect to finding the sources, including on the territory of Ukraine. I know that the prosecutor general is personally controlling the case. He stated himself that this case is his honor," the president said. Yuschenko also expressed confidence that the criminals will not be able to escape justice. "I am calm and convince that this case will be resolved. There are certain people that are on the run with respect to this case. But nobody will run anywhere," the president said.
Commenting on the state of his own health, Yuschenko pointed out that he is returning to himself a good shape. "I am gathering the physical shape, which will permit me to stand on a skiis. We will certainly go on Hoverla in the summer," the president said. He invited everybody to climb 2,061 meters of Hoverla Mountain, Ukraine's highest point, together with his team.
As Ukrainian News reported previously, the director of Austria's Rudolfinerhaus clinic, Michael Zimpfer, said that Yuschenko was deliberately poisoned with dioxins. The Prosecutor General's Office reopened the criminal case it had launched into alleged poisoning of Yuschenko, after closing the case on October 22.
Volodymyr Sivkovych, chairman of the interim commission investigating the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Yuschenko, recently said that the commission intended to include in its own investigation the Rudolfinerhaus clinic's materials alleging that Yuschenko was deliberately poisoned. The ad hoc parliamentary commission investigating the circumstances surrounding Yuschenko's poisoning said in November 2004 that it was unable to confirm the claims that an attempt was made on the life of Yuschenko.
DOCTOR SAYS UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT'S FACE MAY START
One Plus One TV, Kiev, in Ukrainian, 8 Mar 05
BBC Monitoring Service, UK, in English, Tue, March 8, 2005
KYIV - [Presenter] The poisoning of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko
by dioxin has been confirmed not only by a laboratory in Amsterdam, but also
a research centre in Munster, Germany. According to Yushchenko's Austrian
doctor, Mykola Korpan, these two are independent laboratories that were
licensed by the World Health Organization to research dioxin based poison
[Correspondent] Yushchenko's psychological and somatic health is good. The
Austrian doctors say so. They came to this conclusion not long ago after
having conducted a medical examination of the patient. Yushchenko's doctor,
Mykola Korpan, knows how the disease can be overcome, but refuses to say
when the president of Ukraine will recover completely.
The damaged face is just the tip of the poisoning iceberg, which harmed
Viktor Yushchenko's health. Korpan believes the skin on the Ukrainian
president's face has been damaged at the deepest level, therefore, no-one
can say when exactly it will recover.
[Korpan] Instead of those "five to seven years" they [medics] have
mathematically calculated the time [of recovery] that can shrink to several
months. As a professional, I think, and so do dermatology experts, that
exactly in several months the skin on Viktor Andriyovych's [Yushchenko] face
will look normal with a few marks remaining for a while.
[Passage omitted: background of Yushchenko's poisoning during the
presidential campaign last year.]
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