Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Ukrainian vandals trash Tymoshenko's cousin's cafe

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Oct. 11, 2012 08:13
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Unknown vandals in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk have damaged a cafe belonging to a cousin of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. 

Tymoshenko's cousin Tetyana Sharapova said the attackers destroyed a fountain, broke 17 light poles, and several benches.

According to her, the total damage amounted to some $6,500. She added that two young women visited her cafe during working hours on October 9 and introduced themselves as journalists, asking Sharapova if the cafe was in fact owned by Tymoshenko or her daughter.
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