About: Yulia Tymoshenko Archives

  • Ukraine rejects pre-conditions for EU deal

    Energy 20-02-2013

    Ukraine's top diplomat in Brussels says his country rejects any kind of pre-conditions for the signature of its Association Agreement with the EU ahead of the leadership summit to be held on Monday.

  • Tymoshenko murder accusations overshadow upcoming EU-Ukraine summit

    Europe's East 24-01-2013

    The EU-Ukraine summit scheduled for 25 February may mark a low point in the relations between Brussels and Kyiv, with diplomats warning that it would be “impossible” to move forward without solving the case of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is now accused of commissioning a murder.

  • EU expects ‘determined action’ from Ukraine

    Europe's East 11-12-2012

    EU ministers adopted yesterday (10 December) a rather long text on the Union’s relations with Ukraine, leaving options open for the holding of a bilateral summit and for signing the association agreement in 2013, provided that they see “determined action” in a number of areas, including “progress in addressing the issue of selective justice”.

  • Füle pours cold water on Ukraine’s EU hopes

    Europe's East 30-11-2012

    Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, has poured cold water over Ukraine’s ambition to hold a summit with the Union and sign an Association Agreement.

  • Ukraine seeks thaw in relations with the EU

    Europe's East 19-11-2012

    Ukraine expects EU foreign ministers, who are meeting in Brussels today (19 November), to unfreeze its EU agenda which has been paralysed since the recent parliamentary elections.

  • Observers: Ukrainian election marks ‘a step backwards’

    Elections 30-10-2012

    International observers to the parliamentary elections in Ukraine have accused the authorities of “abuse of power” and “excessive role of money” in the campaign, while the EU issued a more carefully worded statement.

  • Elections change Ukrainian political landscape

    Elections 29-10-2012

    The next Ukrainian Parliament will consist of five parties, with the ruling Party of the Regions remaining the strongest single force, preliminary results of the election held yesterday (28 October) show. But the country’s future may depend on two big opposition parties forming a coalition. 

  • Ashton, Clinton set standard for Ukrainian election

    Elections 25-10-2012

    Ahead of the parliamentary election in Ukraine to be held on Sunday (28 October), EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and US State Secretary Hillary Clinton said that the West will be closely watching that the poll is up to the “high standard” of the presidential election held two years ago.

  • Opposition parties join forces ahead of Ukrainian election

    Elections 16-10-2012

    The “United Opposition” party of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the UDAR party of former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko have each withdrawn candidates in favour of the other's, in what appears to be a pact ahead of parliamentary elections on 28 October.

  • Boxing champ emerges as game-changer in Ukrainian election

    Elections 09-10-2012

    The Western-style liberal party of heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko has surged in popularity to second place behind President Viktor Yanukovich's party ahead of Ukraine's 28 October parliamentary election, a new survey shows.

  • De Gucht: Ukraine doesn’t make its EU case easier

    Special Report | Economy & Jobs 25-09-2012

    The European Commission is concerned about the many “stumbling blocks” which prevent it from proposing member states to sign the Association agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free trade Agreement (DCFTA) with Ukraine, Commissioner Karel De Gucht said yesterday (24 September), in an interview with EURACTIV.

  • Ukraine calls on EU to anchor it to the West

    Europe's East 21-09-2012

    Ukraine’s envoy to the European Union pleaded for the EU to sign an Association Agreement to anchor his country to the West if next month’s parliamentary elections are shown to be free and fair.

  • Ukraine balances between East, West at Yalta forum

    Europe's East 17-09-2012

    Leaders gathered at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum last weekend conveyed the message that Ukraine was at a turning point and had to make strategic choices between becoming anchored to the European Union or Russia’s economic and political sphere.

  • Ukrainian court turns down Tymoshenko appeal

    Central Europe 29-08-2012

    Ukraine's high court rejected today (29 August) an appeal by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko against her conviction for abuse of office, leaving her in prison and Ukraine's relations with the West severely strained.

  • Yanukovich blasts EU over ‘interference’

    Europe's East 24-08-2012

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hit back at the EU over jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko today (24 August), saying he would not pursue integration at the price of allowing Brussels to interfere in her case. He also said Ukraine might develop closer economic ties with Russia since it is the biggest market for the country.

  • Prosecutors ask court to uphold Tymoshenko sentence

    Europe's East 22-08-2012

    Ukrainian state prosecutors urged a high court yesterday (21 August) to reject ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal of her conviction for abuse of office, a case Western leaders have condemned as politically motivated.

  • Tymoshenko ally gets another prison sentence

    Europe's East 17-08-2012

    A Ukrainian court today (17 August) sentenced Yuri Lutsenko, an ally former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, to two years in prison. It marks the latest conviction in what opposition forces decry as political repression and the EU calls "selective justice."

  • Tymoshenko denied registration as election candidate

    Europe's East 14-08-2012

    The European Parliament’s centre-right political group has joined Ukrainian opposition forces in condemning the Ukrainian Central Election Committee’s refusal to register imprisoned political leaders Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuri Lutsenko as candidates for the October parliamentary elections.

  • Russia, Ukraine in gas-for-influence tug of war

    Energy 13-07-2012

    Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to lower the price of gas for Ukraine yesterday (12 July) during his first visit to the former Soviet republic since returning to the Kremlin in May, a meeting which Kyiv had hoped would resolve the energy stalemate.

  • Ukraine, Poland end highly-politicised football cup

    Sports 02-07-2012

    Most commentators were positive about Ukraine and Poland's hosting of the Euro 2012 football championship, despite media badmouthing of Kyiv and a boycott at the political level over the imprisonment of the country's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

  • Russia twists Ukraine’s arm on gas pricing

    Energy 28-06-2012

    Russia insists on sticking to its current gas supply agreement with Ukraine despite repeated calls from Kyiv to renegotiate the deal, the head of Russia’s Gazprom says.

  • EU-Ukraine relations worsen amid Euro 2012 fanfare

    Europe's East 20-06-2012

    Relations between Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine and the European Union have worsened over the case of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

  • Kyiv welcomes EU monitors in Tymoshenko trial

    Europe's East 08-06-2012

    Mykola Azarov, Ukraine Prime Minister, welcomed on Thursday (7 June) the appointment of two senior European politicians as observers to the appeal proceedings involving Yulia Tymoshenko, the ex-Prime Minister who is serving a seven-year prison sentence.

  • Ukraine rejects accusation of racism in stadiums

    Sports 06-06-2012

    A Ukrainian diplomat yesterday (5 June) slammed a BBC documentary depicting the presence of racism and hatred at stadiums in his country. The documentary was released just days before Friday's start of the Euro 2012 football cup, which Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland.