KyivPost

Economist: The Ukrainian government is losing two PR battles

Print version
June 26, 2012, 7:22 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Economist

On June 26th, Jailed Yulia 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 Kyiv.
© AFP

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 Kyiv.

Read more here.

comments powered by Disqus

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.