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Lawyer: Jailed Ukrainian Opposition Leader Too Sick for Trial

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says his client wants to be seen by her own doctor for an undisclosed illness that he said struck quite suddenly. Ms. Tymoshenko and her lawyer were back in a Kyiv court Thursday for her weeks-long trial on abuse of power. It is not clear what […]

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Former Ukrainian President Testifies at Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko testified against ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in her abuse of power trial in Kyiv Wednesday, while her supporters chanted “Shame! Shame!” Mr. Yushchenko testified that the natural gas agreement Ms. Tymoshenko signed with Russia in 2009 was a bad financial deal for Ukraine, saying that Ms. Tymoshenko traded national interests […]

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Topless Protest in Ukraine at Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Activists from a Ukrainian women’s group have staged a topless protest in a show of anger at the trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Two women from the group FEMEN climbed on top of a prison van Tuesday outside the court in Kyiv, stripped to the waist, and denounced against Ukraine’s police and politicians, […]

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Kiev Court Rejects Tymoshenko’s Appeal

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has rejected an appeal to free former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko after she was arrested last week for contempt of court in her trial on charges of abuse of power. The Kyiv court rejected the former prime minister’s appeal Friday. The judge ignored U.S., European and Russian criticism to keep Ms. Tymoshenko […]

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Ukraine President Vows Non-Interference in Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has rejected calls to intervene in the trial of former prime minister and political rival Yulia Tymoshenko. Mr. Yanukovych has been criticized by the West for his government’s handling of the Tymoshenko trial, which many Western governments say appears to be politically motivated. Replying specifically to a letter from Czech President […]

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US Ambassador to Ukraine Requests Meeting With Jailed Tymoshenko

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has asked the country’s Foreign Ministry for the opportunity to meet with jailed opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ambassador John Tefft’s request for the visit was confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Embassy’s press service. The request has been forwarded to the Kyiv court, where Ms. Tymoshenko is […]

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Four EU Nations Criticize Tymoshenko Arrest in Ukraine

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Four European Union members that once were under the Soviet sphere are criticizing the arrest of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for alleged abuse of power. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia say all Ukrainians are entitled to fair, transparent and independent judicial proceedings. Czech President Vaclav Klaus sent a personal letter to […]

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Four EU Nations Criticize Tymoshenko Arrest in Ukraine

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Four European Union members that once were under the Soviet sphere are criticizing the arrest of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for alleged abuse of power. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia say all Ukrainians are entitled to fair, transparent and independent judicial proceedings. Czech President Vaclav Klaus sent a personal letter to […]

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Western Concern Grows Over Tymoshenko Arrest

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says the arrest of former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko appears to be politically motivated and that she should be released immediately. The former prime minister is one of about 400 former officials being investigated for crimes committed while in office. Critics say the only cases that have come to trial […]

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Tymoshenko Supporters Clash With Police After Judge Refuses to Free Her

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Riot police in Ukraine have clashed with supporters of detained opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, after a Kyiv court rejected motions to release her. Thousands of her supporters — waving flags and chanting “Yulia, we are with you” — broke through a police line as officers tried to clear a path for a van to drive […]

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