Tymoshenko to miss the UESU trial

Tymoshenko to miss the UESU trial


Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is currently imprisoned for seven years for abuse of power during her term when she signed what was deemed harmful contract with a Russian gas supplier, refused on 19 April to attend a new trial amid health problems.

Tymoshenko asked the court to hold its preliminary hearing in her absence, citing long-lasting back pain as the reason. "Using my rights stipulated by the Ukrainian Criminal Code, I request that the preliminary heari...


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