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Prosecutor: Tymoshenko has to pay for damage caused to Naftogaz when verdict is executed

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Aug. 29, 2012, 1:48 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine's High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases in Kyiv, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Ukraine's highest court on Wednesday upheld the guilty verdict against the country's ex-prime minister, who is in jail on abuse of office charges.
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Former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko will have to pay compensation for damage caused to NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy under the gas case as soon as the verdict is executed.

"This will take place as soon as the verdict is executed," prosecutor Oksana Drohobytska told journalists, when asked when Tymoshenko has to pay the compensation to NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy to fulfill the court ruling in the gas case.

When asked whether Tymoshenko has chances to win in the European Court of Human Rights, the prosecutor said: "It's up to the European Court."

As reported, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in jail on October 11, 2011, on charges of abuse of authority while negotiating gas contracts with Russia in 2009.

In addition, the court compelled Tymoshenko to pay Hr 1.5 billion to Naftogaz Ukrainy for the losses and forbade her from holding public posts for three years.

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