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Ukraine Charges Jailed Ex-Prime Minister Tymoshenko with Tax Evasion

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine has charged former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko with embezzlement, theft and tax evasion, in the latest round of legal assaults against the jailed opposition leader. Ukraine’s State Tax Administration said Friday that Tymoshenko failed to pay nearly $6 million in taxes when she headed a Ukrainian energy company in the 1990s. It also said […]

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Ukraine Opposition Leader Tymoshenko Faces Revived Charges

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has reopened a criminal case against opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, charging her with embezzlement of state funds and tax evasion. Ms. Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison earlier this month for exceeding her powers as prime minister when she signed a 2009 gas deal […]

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Ukrainian Investigative Reporter in Critical Condition After Being Shot

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An investigative reporter in Ukraine is in critical condition after being shot in the head by unidentified attackers. Reporters Without Borders reported Thursday that Oleksander Vlaschenko, a journalist at the local newspaper Nashe Misto, was shot late Sunday in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv. He is hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his brain. […]

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EU Cancels Meeting With Ukranian President

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has postponed a meeting planned this week with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych because of concerns over judicial standards following the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that the meeting is postponed to when conditions will be more conducive to […]

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EU Cancels Meeting With Ukranian President

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has postponed a meeting planned this week with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych because of concerns over judicial standards following the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that the meeting is postponed to when conditions will be more conducive to […]

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EU Cancels Meeting with Ukranian President

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has postponed a meeting planned this week with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych because of concerns over judicial standards following the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that the meeting is “postponed to a later occasion when the conditions will […]

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Ukraine’s EU Neighbors Oppose Kyiv’s EU Bid Over Tymoshenko Case

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary say they will not support Ukraine’s efforts to join the European Union as long as Kyiv keeps opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in jail. Meeting Friday in Prague, the leaders of the three central European countries said Ms. Tymoshenko’s imprisonment had raised […]

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Ukraine’s Security Service Files New Charges Against Tymoshenko

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s state security service has filed new corruption charges against jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, accusing her of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds. The SBU security agency said Thursday Ms. Tymoshenko is suspected of misusing the government budget while serving as prime minister to pay off a $405-million debt owed […]

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Rights Group Condemns Police Abuse in Ukraine

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says Ukrainian police routinely torture and abuse detainees in their custody. The London-based group is urging Ukraine’s government to set up an independent body to investigate such crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice. In a report issued Wednesday, Amnesty says hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are beaten and mistreated while in police […]

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US Denounces Ukraine’s Sentencing of Tymoshenko as ‘Politically Motivated’

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “deeply disappointed” in the conviction and sentencing of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on charges of abuse of office, calling the case “politically motivated.” In a statement Tuesday, the White House said Ms. Tymoshenko’s trial has raised concerns about Kyiv’s commitment to democracy and rule of law, and […]

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