I always said Yulia Tymoshenko would not agree to go to Germany without getting something in return. She now agrees to go but the EU demands Yanukovych pardons her. The murder accusation has already collapsed with First Deputy Prosecutor Renat Kuzmin being removed to the National Security & Defence Council.
This is a win-win outcome for Tymoshenko:
1. If he pardons her, Tymoshenko wins both ways, receiving German treatment and the freedom to participate in politics and elections.
2. If he does not pardon her, she can point the finger and say “It’s not my fault the Association Agreement was not signed as I agreed to go to Germany. It’s his fault”.
Classic Tymoshenko – outwitting Yanukovych even from a prison cell.
Good analysis here:
Vitaliy Portnikov: Тимошенко вже виграла