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Politics of Ukraine

Ukraine president pardons two Yulia Tymoshenko allies

President Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree to pardon former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko, 48, who is serving a four-year sentence on charges of abuse of office and embezzlement. He also pardoned former environment minister, Heorhiy Filipchuk, who was also imprisoned for abuse of office.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 6:16pm

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko ends hunger strike

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yuliya Tymoshenko agreed to end her hunger strike, her doctors said, more than two weeks after she began her protest over alleged fraud in polls won by the country's ruling party.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Yanukovych claims Ukraine poll win

In an election condemned by international observers, Ukraine's ruling party was last night set for victory against an opposition group aligned to jailed ex-premier Yuliya Tymoshenko.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Ukraine president’s party set for election win

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s party is on course to secure a parliamentary majority after an election, but will face an opposition boosted by resurgent nationalists and a liberal party led by boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko.

29 Oct 2012 - 7:57pm

Briefs, October 29, 2012

Top ETA military man arrested in France

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

Threats, vulgarity win you votes in Ukraine

Parliaments can be boisterous places and elections are often heated affairs. But the frosty exchanges of an Obama-Romney debate or prime minister's question time in London pale in comparison to the rough and tumble of Ukrainian political discourse.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:27am

Talking Points

Green fair welcomes environment chief

27 Oct 2012 - 1:39am