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Daily Telegraph: Tigipko insists Yulia Tymoshenko broke the law

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Aug. 30, 2012, 9:32 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Daily Telegraph

Judges read the verdict on Ukraine's former Prime Ministert Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal at 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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Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was defeated at her final stage of appeal against a conviction for abuse of office, as a senior member of the Kyiv government insisted the court’s decision had been fair.

Sergei Tigipko, a vice prime minister, said that while he understood the cased posed great obstacles to Ukraine’s bid to integrate with the European Union, there should be no doubt over Mrs Tymoshenko’s guilt.

“It is clear to us there is a clear violation,” he said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. “This was a criminal case, not a political case.”

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Harry Yellando Aug. 30, 2012, 9:49 a.m.    

Rule Yanko !!! he done what he wanted and now forward with DICK tator -ship as in Belarus.....Rule Yanko !!!!! the poeple will vote for him...no worries

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 30, 2012, 12:25 p.m.    

What is clear is that Serhiy Tihipko covets the job of Prime Minister of Ukraine. It should come as no surprise if Yanukovych dumps his aging and politically inept sidekick Mykola Azarov in the next few weeks and promotes Tihipko. Blaming Azarov and a few Cabinet Ministers for all of Ukraine's woes could be a last ditch effort to try and curry favor with some segments of the electorate in what has been a disatrous campaign for the POR. Whether or not people will buy into this political garbage is an entirely different matter.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 30, 2012, 3:46 p.m.    

The person who should be charged with misuse and abuse of public office is Yushchenko. It is the selective an true of en prosecutions and te fact tag others who have cases t answer have not been subjected to the same treatment. The charges against Tymoshenko are dubious at best.

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