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The Journal of Turkish Weekly: Ukraine puts Tymoshenko's release at $7 billion

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Aug. 16, 2012, 3:22 p.m. |

Oleh Rybachuk, a former presidential chief of staff to Viktor Yushchenko, says he's heard rumors that President Viktor Yanukovych wants $7 billion to secure ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's release from prison.
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 The Ukrainian authorities offered to release opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko for a $7-billion “ransom,” Oleh Rybachuk, former presidential chief of staff, was quoted by the Kommentarii news portal as saying.

Rybachuk, a co-founder of the Justice movement, claimed the “ransom” offer was made by President Viktor Yanukovych during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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blueriver Aug. 16, 2012, 6:18 p.m.    

The Russian owned Gas Company GASPROM can pay for Yulia bail, they are responsible for the Gas agreement Ukraine + Russia

Russia turn off Gas to Ukraine.

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