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‘I am addressing you from behind prison bars where I and other opposition political leaders have been locked up by President Yanukovych. He locked me up in jail on false charges in the best traditions of totalitarianism in order to leave the opposition without a leader, to bury democracy and to perpetuate his authority,’ Tymoshenko said in an appeal posted on her website.

Ukraine is moving back towards a ‘tragedy’ and towards ‘the dark world of dictatorship,’ she writes.

She cited Freedom House’s recent report in confirmation of her arguments.

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