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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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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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Supporters of Former Ukrainian PM Protest Her Arrest

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have started a sit-in outside the Kyiv courthouse to protest her arrest. At least 100 supporters, including some members of the Ukraine parliament, pitched 30 tents Saturday and said they would maintain a vigil until authorities released the 50-year-old former leader. Ms. Tymoshenko was arrested in the […]

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Former Ukrainian PM Arrested During Trial

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian police have arrested former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko for violating court procedures during her abuse of power trial. A judge accused Ms. Tymoshenko Friday of systematically disrupting the trial. She was then handcuffed and taken away by several officers. Ms. Tymoshenko has mocked the judge during the trial. U.S. Senator John McCain condemned her […]

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Former Ukrainian PM Arrested During Trial

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian police have arrested former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko for violating court procedures during her abuse of power trial. A judge in Kiev accused Ms. Tymoshenko Friday of systematically disrupting the trial. She was then handcuffed and taken away by several officers. Ms. Tymoshenko is Ukraine’s top opposition leader and has mocked the judge during […]

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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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Ukraine Mourns 37 Miners Killed in Friday’s Twin Disasters

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine is observing a day of mourning on Sunday for 37 miners killed in accidents at two coal pits in the country’s industrial east. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich ordered state flags to be lowered to half mast, while relatives held the first funerals for the victims of Friday’s twin disasters, the country’s deadliest since 2007. […]

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Ukraine Mine Blast Death Toll Reaches 18

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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) Ukraine’s Emergencies Ministry says the death total has reached 18 from Friday’s explosion at a mine in the country’s east. President Viktor Yanukovych flew to the mine in Luhansk region to meet with families late Friday. Mr. Yanukovych has called for a government commission to investigate the blast that initially killed 16, injured three […]

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