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Tymoshenko, the key political opponent of
President Viktor Yanukovich, was sentenced to seven years in prison last
October on abuse-of-office charges in a case the West saw as an example of
selective justice.

Despite calls from Brussels and Washington for
her release, Ukrainian prosecutors have heaped more charges on Tymoshenko,
bringing her to court in a tax evasion and embezzlement trial and investigating
her over a 1996 murder case.

In a case that could have further legal
repercussions for Tymoshenko, a court in Kyiv ruled on Wednesday the Ukrainian
government owed Russia’s Defence Ministry 3.1 billion hryvnias ($382 million)
over a deal in which she was involved.

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