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Ukraine Calls Boycotts of Euro Football Tournament ‘Cold War Tactic’

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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((new info grafs 2 and 11) Ukraine has characterized as “Cold War tactics” a move by top European Union officials to boycott events in Ukraine in protest of the imprisonment and treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Voloshin says he hopes reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will skip […]

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Ukraine Calls Boycotts of Euro Football Tournament ‘Cold War Tactic’

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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((new lede, info graf 2) Ukraine has characterized as “Cold War tactics” a movement by top European Union officials to boycott events in Ukraine in protest of the imprisonment and treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Voloshin Monday said he hopes reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will skip […]

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EU Officials Boycott Ukraine Over Tymoshenko Case

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Top European Union officials are canceling plans to attend events in Ukraine in protest at the imprisonment and treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced Monday that he will follow the example of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who said she would skip the ceremonial Euro 2012 football […]

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Doctors Call for Tymoshenko to be Treated Abroad

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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German doctors who have examined jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko have appealed to the president to let her be moved abroad for treatment. Karl Einhaeupl, head of Berlin’s Charite university hospital, told reporters Friday that his team is skeptical that Ms. Tymoshenko can recover from her back problems if she remains in Ukraine. The […]

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27 Wounded by Blasts in Ukraine

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-seven people were wounded by blasts in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, in what authorities are calling a terrorist attack. Officials say four explosions went off within minutes Friday near a train stop, a movie theater, a park and a downtown area. Some of the bombs were reportedly planted in trash bins. President Viktor Yanukovich […]

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Ukrainian President Promises Probe of Alleged Tymoshenko Beating

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich says he has ordered a probe into the alleged beating of the country’s jailed former prime minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko. Mr. Yanukovich made the statement about his political rival Thursday, one day after Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights said a personal examination confirmed that Ms. Tymoshenko has bruises on […]

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Ukrainian Official: Tymoshenko’s Body Shows Bruises

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights says a personal inspection has found the country’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymosheko, has bruises on her body. Nina Karpachyova announced the findings Wednesday, a day after a lawyer for Ms. Tymoshenko said prison guards beat her up while moving her to a hospital last week. The lawyer, Serhiy […]

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Lawyer: Former Ukrainian PM on Hunger Strike

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says she has been on a hunger strike since allegedly being beaten up by prison guards last week. Serhiy Vlasenko said Tuesday the guards beat up Ms. Tymoshenko while while moving her to a hospital on Friday. He said her arms and stomach are still […]

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Lawyer: Former Ukrainian PM on Hunger Strike

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says she has been on a hunger strike since allegedly being beaten up by prison guards last week. Serhiy Vlasenko said Tuesday the guards beat up Ms. Tymoshenko while while moving her to a hospital on Friday. He said her arms and stomach are still […]

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Ukraine, EU Initiate Association Agreement

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine and the European Union have initiated an association agreement, putting Kyiv one step closer to membership in the bloc. European officials have referred to Friday’s proceeding as a technical measure similar to proofreading the lengthy document, which is the product of five years of negotiations. The accord must now be translated into more than […]

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