New charges against Ukraine's ex-premier

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Jan. 27, 2011, 8:54 p.m. | Politics — by Associated Press

Former Ukranian Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to the media in front of the Prosecutor General's Office in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.Ukraine's Prosecutor General launched a criminal case against Tymoshenko accusing her of abuse of power.
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Ukrainian prosecutors say they have filed new corruption charges against embattled former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who already is banned from leaving the capital as part of a separate probe. Prosecutors on Thursday charged Tymoshenko with illegally procuring 1,000 vehicles for alleged medical use, then using them for campaigning in last year's presidential election, which she narrowly lost to President Viktor Yanukovych.

Investigators say the vehicles were not equipped to transport the sick. Instead, they were used to drive around activists from Tymoshenko's party, costing the nation 67 million hryvna ($8.4 million, €6.1 million).

Tymoshenko insists the charges are false and part of Yanukovych's campaign to silence the opposition.
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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 2:14 a.m.    

This is getting to be ridiculous. Only Yanuconvict could make such a fool of himself. It is blatant and why don't the Western so-called diplomats tell him so clearly. He is making Ukraine the laughing stock of the world.

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 6:53 a.m.    

Yes he is making a fool of himself. But the job of Western diplomats is to help their own countries. If a change is to be made the Ukrainians must stand up like people have done in Tunisia. So far the Ukrainian people appear to be happy to accept this situation in the Ukraine created by Yancovytch. And that is how the West sees it.It is the Ukrainian people who must make the change if they want it. Right now they don't. So this is what you have to accept.

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 3:38 p.m.    

Go for it!!! The dumb people who voted Yanuconvict in still do not realise how stupid they have been. They need to have their heads kicked for a few more years yet and by that time the puppet of putin will have destroyed the democracy.

Regionnaire's disease!!!! A sickly putinesque condition

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 10:36 a.m.    

Invest in a mirror

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 6:46 a.m.    

Yes I can confirm that she rented 1000 cars from us during the election. We have given the receipt to the prosecutor. This was paid for with her government credit card.So Yanocovytch has all the evidence to put her in jail for many years.

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 6:56 a.m.    

DO you have Yulia's telephone number. I would like to get the contract for car rental from her in the next election.

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