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*JR*
Oct 11th, 2011, 07:40 PM
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-cvr-111011-kiev-tymoshenko-6a.grid-6x2.jpg

(I'm sure that Tymilfshenko has excellent lawyers for appeals besides significant international support, and doubt it will actually happen)

The United States, Russia and the European Union reacted sharply to the verdict and the sentence, the maximum sought by state prosecutors. The White House said in a statement it was "deeply disappointed" about the verdict and had "serious concerns" about Kiev's commitment to democracy.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, speaking on a visit to Beijing, said it could jeopardize energy relations between the two former Soviet states, while the foreign ministry said it had detected an "obvious anti-Russian subtext" in the outcome.

The Tymoshenko affair seems certain to slow the Kiev government's drive for European integration, a declared foreign policy priority for President Viktor Yanukovich. In Brussels, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the bloc was "deeply disappointed" by the verdict in the trial that smacked of "selective" justice.

Full Article (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41293679/ns/world_news-europe)

fifty-fifty
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Well deserved

miffedmax
Oct 13th, 2011, 02:01 AM
They should jail the winning politicians, not the losers.

Lenas bangs.

fifty-fifty
Oct 13th, 2011, 03:24 AM
They should jail the winning politicians, not the losers.

Lenas bangs.

She's not exactly a loser politically. Her party was elected to parliament and she was PM.

*Nefertiti*
Oct 13th, 2011, 06:21 AM
She should be jailed for using the same hairdo for almost 30 years.

Beat
Oct 13th, 2011, 09:09 AM
She's not exactly a loser politically. Her party was elected to parliament and she was PM.

miffedmax was obviously referring to the last election, where she barely lost to azarov (who is beyond this juridical farce, according to timoshenko).
say goodbye to a european integration in the near future, ukraine.

Nervenbuendel
Oct 13th, 2011, 04:18 PM
say goodbye to a european integration in the near future, ukraine.

Thank God. The new USSR (Bruxelles) has already destroyed the SFR on the currency board hope it would get no further. :)

fifty-fifty
Oct 13th, 2011, 08:16 PM
miffedmax was obviously referring to the last election, where she barely lost to azarov (who is beyond this juridical farce, according to timoshenko).
say goodbye to a european integration in the near future, ukraine.

Not Azarov, but Yanukovich. As for losing potential Euro integration, that may not be such a bad thing with current economic situation in Europe.

PhilePhile
Apr 30th, 2012, 03:28 AM
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-cvr-111011-kiev-tymoshenko-6a.grid-6x2.jpg

(I'm sure that Tymilfshenko has excellent lawyers for appeals besides significant international support, and doubt it will actually happen)

The United States, Russia and the European Union reacted sharply ...Full Article (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41293679/ns/world_news-europe)

That's a rare combination :eek:

So the initial arrest was for "tax evasion" (creative :lol:)? But I got a feeling this is more like a "witch-hunt" (because she is attractive and therefore also threatening to her local opponents), so I searched Tymoshenko and "treason" in google.com, and sure enough, numerous hits ( so "old-school" :o).

Fantasy Hero
Apr 30th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Merkel asked in the past days to all the main european politicians not to attend the european champs of football which are to take place this summer in Ukrain, for the exact same reason...:shrug:

Sammo
Apr 30th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Merkel asked in the past days to all the main european politicians not to attend the european champs of football which are to take place this summer in Ukrain, for the exact same reason...:shrug:

Good idea

Just Do It
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Merkel asked in the past days to all the main european politicians not to attend the european champs of football which are to take place this summer in Ukrain, for the exact same reason...:shrug:

Good idea

I am really torn on the whole Tymoshenko case. Comments that she shouldn't be in jail because she is pretty or because she was a president of Ukraine are absurd. I am not sure is Ukrainian law system corrupt or not but if she did what they are charging her for she should get 7 years. Maybe some international unbiased court should investigate the case but I am sure pro Russian government won't let them close to the case. The final message is, Don't mess with Russians.

*JR*
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Yulia's rivalry with Yuschenko (who had of course suffered the disfiguring poisoning several years ago) let the Kremlin play "divide and conquer", to the benefit of PP (Putin Pro-xy) Yanukovich. The two leaders of the Green Revolution let their personal rivalry get the better of them, and have each paid the price.
:shrug:

fifty-fifty
May 1st, 2012, 03:03 AM
There is no way she's serving 7 years. They'll keep there her until elections to parliament are over for sure. But after that she's likely to go free.