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Moscow Calls Ukraine’s Sentencing of Tymoshenko ‘Anti-Russian’

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has criticized Ukraine for sentencing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abusing power in relation to a gas deal she brokered between the two neighbors in 2009. In a ruling Tuesday, Ukrainian Judge Rodion Kireyev said Ms. Tymoshenko, now an opposition leader, exceeded her authority in signing the gas […]

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Moscow Calls Ukraine’s Sentencing of Tymoshenko ‘Anti-Russian’

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has criticized Ukraine for sentencing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abusing power in relation to a gas deal she brokered between the two neighbors in 2009. In a ruling Tuesday, Ukrainian Judge Rodion Kireyev said Ms. Tymoshenko, now an opposition leader, exceeded her authority in signing the gas […]

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EU ‘Deeply Disappointed’ With Tymoshenko Verdict

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has announced it is “deeply disappointed” by the sentencing of former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to the maximum seven years in prison in connection with charges of abuse-of-office. Judge Rodion Kireyev handed down the sentence Tuesday in a Kyiv courtroom. He said Ms. Tymoshenko, now an opposition leader, clearly exceeded her […]

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EU “Deeply Disappointed with Tymoshenko Verdict

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has announced it is “deeply disappointed” by the sentencing of former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to the maximum seven years in prison in connection with charges of abuse-of-office. Judge Rodion Kireyev handed down the sentence Tuesday in a Kyiv courtroom. He said Ms. Tymoshenko, now an opposition leader, clearly exceeded her […]

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Ukrainian Court Sentences Tymoshenko

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Ukraine has handed down the maximum seven year prison sentence to former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in connection with charges of abuse-of-office. Ms. Tymoshenko says she will appeal the verdict. Judge Rodion Kireyev said Ms. Tymoshenko, now an opposition leader, clearly exceeded her authority in signing a 2009 gas deal with […]

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Ukrainian Court Delivers Verdict in Tymoshenko Trial

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Ukraine has begun reading the verdict in the abuse-of-office trial of former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Judge Rodion Kireyev said Ms. Tymoshenko clearly exceeded her authority in signing a 2009 gas deal with Russia. Prosecutors in Kyiv are pressing for a seven-year sentence for Ms. Tymoshenko. She is […]

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Verdict in Ukraine Tymoshenko Trial Expected Tuesday

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The trial of former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is expected to reach its conclusion Tuesday with a verdict on her abuse-of-office charges. Judge Rodion Kireyev adjourned the trial last month and set October 11 as the date for the verdict. Observers say it is possible he could push the date for […]

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Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Calls Trial a ‘Political Lynching’

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has denounced her abuse of power trial as a “political lynching,” in her final statement to the court. Speaking at the end of her trial Thursday, Ms. Tymoshenko called the trial a ploy used by President Viktor Yanukovych to rid himself of a dangerous political rival. Standing up after […]

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Defense Lawyer Asks Ukraine Court to Acquit Tymoshenko

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:16 pm (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have asked the court to acquit her and release her from jail. Defense attorney Yuriy Sukhov argued Wednesday that Ms. Tymoshenko’s actions did not constitute a crime and that the prosecution failed to prove her guilt. Ms. Tymoshenko, who has been in custody since early August, is […]

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Ukraine Prosecutors Want 7-Year Jail Term for Former PM Tymoshenko

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine began final hearings Tuesday in the trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko after a two-week suspension. Ms. Tymoshenko is on trial in Kyiv on charges of misuse of power over a gas deal signed with Russia while she led the government in 2009. She has not been convicted, but Ukrainian prosecutors Tuesday called […]

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