Prime Minister of Ukraine was Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

Written By Admin on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 3:42 AM

Ukraine Ukraine court today jailed for seven years to the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. He was found guilty of abuse of power while involved in the procurement of gas project contract between Ukraine and Russia in 2009. "The court has memutushkan Tymoshenko guilty and sentenced him to seven years in prison," said Judge Rodion Kireyev was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency, October 11, 2011.

The judge said that Tymoshenko has exceeded the authority as prime minister when seeking natural gas distribution contract for ten years between state-owned company, Naftogaz, with Russia in 2009. According to some circles, the contract was actually causing Ukraine should pay for more expensive gas.


Hearing the verdict, Tymoshenko was originally a smile. However, politicians pretty 50-year-old then stood up and exclaimed condemned the "authoritarian regime" of President Viktor Yanukovich, who is a political rival. Tymoshenko then this is evidence the court considers that the legal system in Ukraine has been engineered for the benefit of the ruling regime.

Tymoshenko considers this trial is an effort to revenge and he was declared not guilty. Twice prime minister of Ukraine, Tymoshenko defeated Yanukovich in the presidential election in February 2010. For the observer, the trial of Tymoshenko, who walked for three months this has caused divisions among the people of Ukraine, given that women politicians including the popular figures


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