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Financial Times: Ukraine’s standoff with West to intensify as court rejects Tymoshenko appeal

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“Ukraine’s highest appeals court has upheld last year’s abuse-of-office conviction and seven-year jail sentence for opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, upping the ante in a face-off that has already soured Kyiv’s relations with the west,” Roman Olearchyk writes in a Financial Times report.

 

The report continues: “Announced early on Wednesday, the verdict intensifies an escalating standoff with Brussels and Washington, both of which have condemned the trial as politically motivated and symbolic of a broader roll-back on democracy.”

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