A court in Kiev sentenced the country’s most prominent opposition politician, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, to seven years in prison. European leaders have condemned the case as politically motivated, and hinted that they are unlikely to ratify a free trade and association agreement with Ukraine, a project four years in the making. … “This is an […]Read more "Tymoshenko sentenced to 7 years in prison, protest tonight in Toronto"
Reuters sums up this case very well in only a few short paragraphs: Ukraine’s state prosecutor on Tuesday asked for a seven-year jail sentence to be passed on former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a trial which the West has warned can rebound on the country’s hopes of joining the European mainstream. Tymoshenko, 50, Ukraine’s […]Read more "Tymoshenko’s fate decided next week"