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As the Ukrainian version of justice is portrayed to the world, Russia cranks up the pressure with high gas tariffs. With the distance between the elite and the common man widening, the population wants out and politicians renovate their holiday homes.

Justice and ‘just-us’ in Ukraine

On June 24, the authorities initiated legal action against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, under accusations relating to the signing of gas agreements with Russia in 2009. By doing so, the government is trying to prove formally the rumors of illegal misconduct by the former prime minister against the national interests of Ukraine.

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