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Judge Rodion Kireyev, who said the date of Oct. 11 was approximate, is expected to announce the verdict soon after the trial resumes.

State prosecutors have asked for a seven-year jail sentence for the 50-year-old opposition leader.

The announcement of the adjournment, made after a lengthy statement by Tymoshenko on Thursday, prompted immediate speculation that it had been called to give President Viktor Yanukovich and his ruling circle a breathing space in which to consider their options.

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