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United Press International: Gas charges is 'absurd,' says Tymoshenko

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April 12, 2011, 6:59 p.m. |

Yulia Tymoshenko said accusations she brokered an illegal gas contract with Moscow in 2009 is "absurd."
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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said accusations she brokered an illegal gas contract with Moscow in 2009 is "absurd." Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Kyiv to meet with pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to discuss the possibility of Ukraine joining a regional economic bloc. The visit coincided with a move by prosecutors in Kiev to investigate Tymoshenko for a gas deal she helped broker while serving as prime minister in 2009. Read more.
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