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Tymoshenko was sentenced last year to seven years in prison for abuse
of office while negotiating a natural gas contract with Russia in 2009. Her supporters say the trial was orchestrated by her opponent President Viktor Yushchenko.

Tymoshenko’s audio message from a jail in eastern Ukraine was played out at an opposition rally in Kiev on Friday, Aug. 24. The ex-premier called on her supporters to “put up a fight.”

She says, “this is a battle between all sensible and strong people and an absolute evil.”

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