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Plane possibly belonging to Tymoshenko found in Belarus

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Aug. 27, 2012, 11:57 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Opposition activists take part in a rally as they mark the 21th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union and protest the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The poster with Tymosneko reads "Free Yulia ".
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A Tu-134 plane, which could earlier belong to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has been found in Belarus, the Aviation of Ukraine online publication has reported.

According to the publication, a private Ukrainian company did not pay for the maintenance of the aircraft, so it currently remains at Minsk Aircraft Repair Plant.

The Belarus Partisan publication cited the plant's director general, Evgeni Vajtsekhovich, who said that the plant received the plane for maintenance from a private Ukrainian company, which signed a contract with the plant. Later, the company went bankrupt, and the aircraft remained at the plant.

"We are preparing a respective appeal," he said.

Earlier reports in Belarusian media said that Tymoshenko's plane had been found at Minsk Aircraft Repair Plant. However, Vajtsekhovich did not confirm that the aircraft belonged to Ukraine's former prime minister.

"Perhaps, this plane was earlier used by the state's top leaders, but it's currently impossible to say that it belonged to the well-known politician," he said.

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blueriver Aug. 27, 2012, 12:52 p.m.    

Yanukovych has his men working 24/7 looking for ways / reasons to keep Yulia in Jail, maybe this is one of Yanukovychs.

Did you know that ANY of Yanukovychs men / or PR Public relations company finds a reason to make Yulia look bad or keep her in Prison they get a Bonus in $$.....................no staff of Yanukovych is named Yulia this is a crime in Ukraine when he is president..

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