Ukrainian former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko (photo, from france24.com), has been sentenced to seven years in jail on Tuesday by a Kiev court for “exceeding her powers” in 2009 in sealing a gas deal with Russia. (more…)
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Ukrainian electoral officials said Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Moscow candidate (photo, from aljazeera.net), will win a narrow victory in the presidential election.
With more than 98% of votes counted, Mr Yanukovych had a 2.7% lead over his rival, PM Yulia Tymoshenko, media said. (more…)
After talks near Moscow with Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister, has expressed outrage at reports that Ukraine supplied arms and technicians to Georgia before the recent war. He added that if such reports were confirmed, they constituted a “crime”. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)
The Ukrainian president,Viktor Yushchenko, has criticised his parliamentary coalition allies, after they blocked him from taking the podium for his annual address to the legislature.
Loyal to the prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, parliament members encircled the podium on Tuesday, and one of them occupied the speaker’s chair.
This incident reflects growing tensions between the president and his prime minister (photo). (more…)