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Tymoshenko Ally Jailed in Ukraine

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has sentenced former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko to four years in prison after finding him guilty of embezzlement and abuse of office. The ruling Monday said Lutsenko gave illegal bonuses and perks to his driver at the expense of the state. Lutsenko, a close ally of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, […]

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Lawyer: Western Doctors Agree Tymoshenko Has Serious Health Problems

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for jailed former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says a team of foreign doctors has concluded that she has serious health problems. Ms. Tymoshenko was examined by a group of Western medical experts this week after complaining of severe back pain and inability to walk or stand. Lawyer Sergiy Vlasenko told reporters Thursday […]

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Tymoshenko’s Daughter: Former Ukrainian PM Ill-Treated In Prison

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says her mother is being ill-treated in prison, but she remains strong in spirit. Eugenia Tymoshenko testified Wednesday in Washington before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on European affairs at a hearing on Ukraine. She said that during visits to her mother in prison she has to […]

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French President’s Son Hospitalized in Ukraine

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The eldest son of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been hospitalized in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. Pierre Sarkozy, a rap producer also known as DJ Mosay, was taken to a hospital in the Black Sea city after feeling ill. The 26-year-old Sarkozy was scheduled to perform at a local club on Tuesday but never […]

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Ukraine, Russia Schedule Next Gas Talks

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine and Russia have announced plans to hold their next talks on the price and volume of natural gas supply on January 15. Both countries on Monday mentioned the positive and constructive nature of the talks and appear optimistic that an agreement can be reached. Ukraine is trying to get a reduction in the amount […]

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Ukraine Court Rejects Appeal of Tymoshenko Jail Sentence

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian appeals court has upheld the conviction of and seven-year jail sentence for former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ms. Tymoshenko was convicted of abusing her authority in a 2009 gas deal with Russia that her opponents say was too beneficial for Moscow. Prosecutor Lilya Frolova announced the court’s decision. “The appeal by the convicted […]

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Ukraine Court Rejects Appeal of Tymoshenko Jail Sentence

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian appeals court has upheld the conviction of and seven-year jail sentence for former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ms. Tymoshenko was convicted of abusing her authority in a 2009 gas deal with Russia that her opponents say was too beneficial for Moscow. She also faces numerous other charges. The former prime minister and opposition […]

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Ukraine’s Tymoshenko to Boycott Appeals Hearing

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and her lawyers said Thursday they will boycott her appeals hearing on her conviction of abuse of power. The former Ukrainian leader released a statement Thursday saying she decided not to take part in what she called “this shameful process.” Instead, she and her attorneys plan to press her […]

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Ukraine President Says He Will Not Intervene in Tymoshenko Case

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says he does not oppose the release of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko but that he cannot interfere in her case. Mr. Yanukovych said Wednesday Ms. Tymoshenko can only win her freedom in the courts, but that he has no power to intervene in the legal process. He said doing […]

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EU: Ukrainian Membership Depends on Political Circumstances

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union and Ukraine have completed a summit in Kyiv laying out a landmark political and trade cooperation agreement, but the EU says it will not sign the deal until Ukraine resolves the case of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. After face-to-face talks with Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych Monday, EU President Herman van […]

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