The Ukrainian government is not good at PR. This week has seen another blunder, as Yulia Tymoshenko was summoned to two court hearings on the two days' break in Euro 2012. The jailing of the former prime minister and de facto opposition leader has already led many European politicians to boycott matches in the football tournament that Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland.
A hearing was
scheduled on June 25th in Kharkiv in a separate case, for tax evasion
involving Ms Tymoshenko's former company, United Energy Systems of
Ukraine. On June 26th, Ms Tymoshenko's appeal against the
seven-year sentence she is currently serving, for abuse of office in
negotiating a gas deal with Russia in 2009, was up for consideration in
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