In announcing presidential candidacy, Tymoshenko vows to defeat Putin, Ukraine’s oligarchy
Former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a press conference in Kiev on March 27, 2014. Ukraine's formerly jailed divisive opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko completed an improbable return to politics on March 27 following her release on February 22, by confirming plans to run for president in elections on May 25.
Yulia Tymoshenko is back in the political ring and swinging – at Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the oligarchs who control Ukraine’s politics and economy, and at her potential competitors in the May 25 presidential election.
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