Numerous investigations target Yanukovych’s foes

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Jan. 14, 2011, 2:23 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Peter Byrne

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko greets supporters at the Prosecutor General's Office in Kyiv on Jan. 13. Prosecutors launched a criminal case against Tymoshenko, accusing her of abuse of power by misspending government money when she was in power. She denies the charges.
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Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, led by the state prosecutor’s office, are investigating dozens of cases involving former nationalist groups, tax code protesters and members of the previous government on a wide array of charges, ranging from hooliganism and embezzlement to abuse of office.
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