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Ukraine Judge Refuses to Release Tymoshenko

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Ukraine rejected Monday a request by former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyer to free her from police detention during her trial on abuse of authority while in office. Ms. Tymoshenko was taken into custody Friday after the judges determined she was in contempt of court. On Sunday, the administrative court decided to […]

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Ukraine Tense Ahead of Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian authorities have banned street protests planned for Monday when the country’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko goes back on trial on charges that she abused authority while in office. The administrative court decided Sunday to ban mass protests near the Kyiv court where the trial will take place. Security troops also surrounded her supporters […]

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Ukraine Arrests Tymoshenko During Her Trial

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kyiv court has placed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko under arrest for violating court procedures during her abuse-of-office trial. Acting on Judge Rodion Kireyev’s orders, police arrested Ms. Tymoshenko Friday after the judge agreed with a prosecution motion for her arrest. During her trial, Ms. Tymoshenko has refused, as required, to stand up […]

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Judge Rejects Prosecution Request to Arrest Tymoshenko

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The judge in former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s abuse of power trial has refused a prosecution motion to arrest her for disrupting the proceedings. In his decision in the Kyiv court, Judge Rodion Kireyev agreed with prosecutors that Tymoshenko had disrupted and delayed the proceedings while showing disdain for the court. But he dismissed […]

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Ukraine Court Adjourns Tymoshenko Trial

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukranian court on Wednesday adjourned the trial of opposition politician and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Judge Rodion Kireyev postponed the proceedings after Ms. Tymoshenko asked for more time to go over the charges against her. The trial is to resume July 4. Ms. Tymoshenko, who is accused of abusing the office of prime […]

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Former Ukraine Prime Minister Goes on Trial

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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) The trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, opened Friday with her accusing President Viktor Yanukovych of using the proceeding to keep her out of politics. Ms. Tymoshenko, now a top Ukrainian opposition leader, is on trial for alleged abuse of power. The former prime minister denounced the trial as a pre-arranged farce […]

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Former Ukraine Prime Minister Goes on Trial

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko opened Friday with her accusing President Viktor Yanukovych of using the proceeding to keep her out of politics. Ms. Tymoshenko, now a top Ukrainian opposition leader, is on trial for alleged abuse of power. The former prime minister denounced the trial as a pre-arranged farce and […]

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Former Ukraine Prime Minister Goes on Trial

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s former prime minister is on trial for alleged abuse of power. Yulia Tymoshenko, now a top opposition leader, went on trial Friday in the capital, Kiev. She has been charged with abuse of office in signing a deal with Moscow to buy Russian natural gas at prices investigators said were too high. Ms. Tymoshenko […]

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Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko to Stand Trial

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is to stand trial Friday on charges of abuse of power. Her trial is to open at Kyiv’s Pechersk court. According to the Ukrainian Interfax news agency, representatives from the U.S. law firm Covington & Burling will make up part of the team advising Ms. Tymoshenko’s defense at the […]

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