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Catherine Ashton said in a statement that she was concerned that a Ukrainian appeals court had upheld the guilty verdict and seven-year jail term, adding that the appeals process had not adequately addressed failings of the original trial.

Ashton said she regretted that Tymoshenko would be prevented from participating in next year’s parliamentary elections.

"The issue of selective justice in Ukraine continues to require attention," she said.

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