About: Yulia Tymoshenko

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Europe's East 24-02-2014

EU Ashton in Kiev as new government accuses ousted Yanukovich of mass murder

The Ukrainian authorities announced on Monday that ousted president Viktor Yanukovich is wanted on an arrest warrant for mass murder, after Ukrainian police snipers shot anti-government protesters earlier last week. The Commission has so far declined to comment on the arrest warrant, as EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton is in Kiev for discussions with party leaders about financial aid to Ukraine. The warrant was issued after Russian-backed Yanukovich fled Kiev by helicopter on Friday, in a failed attempt to reach Russia.
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Europe's East 02-12-2013

Tymoshenko’s daughter: We all thought Yanukovich would sign

On the fourth day of a hunger strike by Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former prime minister and main political opponent of President Viktor Yanukovich, her daughter Yevhenia Tymoshenko gave an exclusive interview to EURACTIV in Vilnius.
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Europe's East 21-11-2013

Lithuanian Presidency thunderstuck by Ukraine’s decision to put its EU association on ice

>>Read article: Ukraine stuns EU by putting association deal on ice The Ukrainian government has published a decision to stop its preparations to sign an Association Agreement with the EU. The statement says that decision is adopted with the view to elaborate measures vis-a-vis “Russia and other countries from the Community of Independent states”.
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Europe's East 21-10-2013

Brussels tells Russia to stop pressuring Ukraine over closer EU ties

European foreign ministers have warned Russia to stop putting pressure on Ukraine, as the former Soviet country seeks closer ties with the EU. Gathering in Luxembourg on Monday, the EU's  foreign ministers are discussing Ukraine’s progress towards the signing of a free trade deal with the EU during the Eastern Partnership summit next November. But Moscow has been pressuring the ex-soviet member to join the Moscow-led customs union instead, reminding Ukraine of its heavy dependance on Russian gas.
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Europe's East 30-08-2013

Putin ‘deserved medal’ for pushing Ukraine toward EU

A Ukrainian opposition leader humourously said yesterday (29 August) that by staging a trade war against Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin had “deserved a medal” for boosting the chances of Kyiv to sign its Association Agreement with the EU in November. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, leader of the party Batkivschchyna of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, said that after the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit on 28 and 29 November, when Ukraine is expected to sign its EU Association Agreement, he would ask that Putin be awarded for achieving this goal.
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Europe's East 23-05-2013

EC on media freedom in Ukraine

EURACTIV senior journalist Georgi Gotev asks the European Commission about media freedom in Ukraine as two Ukranian journalists were allegedly beaten by supporters of president Viktor Yanukovych last weekend in Kiev. 
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Europe's East 02-05-2013

Court decision prompts fresh EU calls to free Tymoshenko

The European Union has urged Ukrainian authorities to “reconsider thoroughly” the imprisonment of  Yulia Tymoshenko following a European Court of Human Rights ruling that the arrest of the former prime minister was illegal and politically motivated.