Yulia Tymoshenko

October 11, 2011 by staff 

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko, A judge last night sentenced UKRAINIAN former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abusing her powers in 2009 a gas deal with Russia, and ordered him to cover the loss of personnel and 190 million.

At the end of a capital case in the West as politically motivated, Justice Rodion Kireyev said the contract of 10 years has created heavy losses ruled Ukraine and Tymoshenko’s actions were criminal.

“The court rules that intentionally YV Tymoshenko used her powers for criminal purposes,” he said.

“The court finds you guilty and sentences her to seven years in prison.”

Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton, said last night that the danger of severely condemns Ukraine hopes to sign a partnership agreement with the European Union this year, which would be a first step towards its goal of joining the 27-member bloc.

The former leader of the Orange Revolution, accompanied by her husband, Olexander, and daughter Yevgenia Karr, immediately denounced the verdict, he said, was ordered by President Viktor Yanukovich.

The verdict was in line with the demands of prosecutors, who wanted a sentence of seven years.

“We will fight and defend my good name in the European court,” said Tymoshenko.

“We must be strong and defend Ukraine from authoritarianism.”

Mr. Kireyev, said Tymoshenko had caused a loss of state-owned Naftogaz gas 1.5 billion hryvnia (and 190.74m), to approve the contract of 10 years.

“YV Tymoshenko used her powers … officers for criminal purposes and, acting consciously committed actions, which clearly exceeded its rights and powers that had serious consequences,” he said.

Tymoshenko also ruled that he must pay the losses.

Prosecutors said Tymoshenko had not been authorized to order the signature of the contract and the price of natural gas is agreed that was too high, causing losses to the state budget.

Tymoshenko said that as prime minister, who needed no special permission to sign the agreement.

She said her actions helped to end a bitter price dispute between Moscow and Kiev, which had led to shortages of energy supplies across Europe.

Arrested in August for contempt of court, Tymoshenko shouted: “Glory to Ukraine!” after being taken on the last night.

Tymoshenko insisted the case was revenge that haunts Yanukovich to remove it from politics after her busy fighting in the presidential elections last year. Hundreds of Tymoshenko supporters gathered outside the court in Kiev in a tense standoff with security forces as the verdict was read.

A similar number of elite Berkut riot police guarding the protesters and there were minor clashes.

Baroness Ashton said the verdict was “deeply disappointing” after “a trial that meet international standards.”

He urged the Ukrainian authorities to ensure “a fair, transparent and impartial” in the use of Timoshenko and other tests related to former government members.

The way Ukraine handles these cases, “the risks of having profound implications for EU-Ukraine bilateral relationship, particularly for the conclusion of the Association Agreement, political dialogue and our cooperation more widely.”

Ukraine expects the deal – including a free trade agreement – would be signed in December.

Tymoshenko was arrested in August for contempt of court after relentlessly mocked the youthful lord Kireyev Twitter messages sent from your iPhone in the courtroom and had been in custody since then.

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