Financial Times: Ukraine’s standoff with West to intensify as court rejects Tymoshenko appeal

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Aug. 29, 2012, 12:06 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Kyiv Post

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“Ukraine’s highest appeals court has upheld last year’s abuse-of-office conviction and seven-year jail sentence for opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, upping the ante in a face-off that has already soured Kyiv’s relations with the west,” Roman Olearchyk writes in a Financial Times report.


The report continues: “Announced early on Wednesday, the verdict intensifies an escalating standoff with Brussels and Washington, both of which have condemned the trial as politically motivated and symbolic of a broader roll-back on democracy.”

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Harry Yellando Aug. 29, 2012, 12:35 p.m.    

what did they expect from a mafia led justice of Ukraine.....they are living in cloud cookoo land if they think they worry Yanko !!! what fools....

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 4, 2012, 5:18 p.m.    

Yanukovich = Tymoshenko both have been XXXed their own country. I still do not see any political & business leadership in our country that simply LOVES Ukraine and its people.

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