Yulia Tymoshenko - updates

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Facing uphill fight, Ukraine's Poroshenko announces reelection bid

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Opinion polls put him behind ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who rose to international prominence in 2004 during the anti-corruption Orange Revolution demonstrations

PETRO POROSHENKO. This file photo shows Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko giving a press statement on January 30, 2017. File photo by Odd Andersen / AFP

Novelist Paulo Coelho denies endorsing Ukraine's ex-PM Tymoshenko

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:18 PM

'I never recorded any message supporting her current candidacy,' says the writer

Ex-PM Tymoshenko launches bid for Ukraine presidency

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:02 PM

(UPDATED) 'Maybe sometimes I'm wrong, but I'm wrong sincerely,' former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko tells an audience waving yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flags

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a political forum in Kiev on June 15, 2017. File photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Ukraine declares NATO ambition on protests anniversary

Nov 22, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Ukraine s leaders announce a new coalition following October elections which affirmed that joining the NATO military alliance would be a priority

ONE YEAR. Ukrainians mark the first anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution on the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, November 21, 2014. Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

EU keeps Russia sanctions as clashes resume in Ukraine

Sep 30, 2014 - 11:29 PM

UPDATED Meanwhile a promise by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to grant temporary self rule for territories under rebel control as long as they give up separatist ambitions has dominated political debate in the run up to the parliamentary polls

UKRAINE. Soldiers of the Ukrainian National Guard get winter uniforms and flak jackets before being send send to east Ukraine, at their base in the village Novi Petrivtsi, near Kiev, Ukraine, 30 September 2014. Roman Pilipey/EPA

Dutch, Australians ready MH17 troops amid Ukraine deadly fighting

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:52 AM

This is a humanitarian mission with a clear and simple objective: to bring them home says Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott All we want to do is to claim our dead and to bring them home

Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

May 19, 2014 - 10:48 PM

In a move that could ease tensions Russian President Vladimir Putin orders thousands of troops deployed in border regions to return to barracks after the end of spring exercises

Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race

Mar 29, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko dropped out of Ukraine s snap presidential polls

DROPS OUT. Vitali Klitschko, former Ukrainian boxer turned politician and head of the Ukrainian UDAR (PUNCH) party, drops out of the presidential race. Photo by  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Putin seeks diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM

A top security official in Kiev estimates there are now 100 000 Russian soldiers positioned around Ukraine

SIGNED. Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses a joint session of Russian parliament on Crimea in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky / Pool Photo / AFP

IMF bails out Ukraine as UN rejects Crimea annexation

Mar 28, 2014 - 2:10 PM

The IMF bails out Ukraine to the tune of US 14 18 billion

ANNEXED? People gather at Lenin Square after the end of the referendum in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, March 16, 2014. 96.6% of Crimeans voted for the Ukrainian region's accession to Russia in a controversial referendum on March 16. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

EU, Russia bid to calm tensions over Ukraine

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:13 AM

World powers sought to ease tensions over Ukraine as the country s interim authorities grappled with the threat of economic collapse and separatism

HONORING THE FALLEN. A Ukrainian man holds a national flag during a meeting in memory of those who were killed during the recent violent protests, in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 February 2014. Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Russia says it won't intervene in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Russia s Lavrov: We confirmed our principled position of non intervention in Ukraine s internal affairs and expect that everyone follows similar logic

HONORING THE FALLEN. A Ukrainian man holds a national flag during a meeting in memory of those who were killed during the recent violent protests, in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 February 2014. Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

LIST: 5 hot spots of unrest around the world

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:50 PM

From intense political showdowns to an uproar over government decisions here are five major political hot spots around the world right now

Ukraine's Tymoshenko to meet Merkel 'very soon': party

Feb 23, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Ukraine s freed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel soon

Ukraine ushers in new era, president flees

Feb 23, 2014 - 7:29 PM

UPDATED A new era dawns in Ukraine as parliament appoints a pro Western interim leader after ousted president Viktor Yanukovych flees Kiev to escape retribution for a week of deadly carnage

LIGHTS. Anti-government protesters hold a portrait of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko while she speaks to a crowd at a rally in Kiev Ukraine, 22 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Protesters hail freed Tymoshenko but Ukraine leader defiant

Feb 23, 2014 - 7:59 AM

The situation in the ex Soviet nation was still fluid and uncertainty reigned over whether the opposition had definitively triumphed over Yanukovych

VICTORY. Newly freed Ukrainian opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko delivers a speech on Kiev's Independance square on February 22, 2014. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Ukraine leader losing grasp on power

Feb 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

An emerging power vacuum gripped central Kiev as the emboldened opposition took the perimeter of the president s residence under their control

ONCE-FORTIFIED COMPOUND. Journalists gather outside the Presidential office in Kiev on February 22, 2014. Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych has left Kiev, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Police, protesters wage 'war' in Kiev after deadly clashes

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:37 AM

UPDATED Tuesday is the bloodiest day since protests started against President Viktor Yanukovych in November when he infuriated a large part of the population by ditching a pact promising closer ties with the EU

KIEV BURNING. Smoke from exploding fireworks and fires billows into the night sky as Ukrainians gather on the Independence Square during continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine, 18 February 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Ukraine leader calls for concessions as protesters freed

Feb 15, 2014 - 12:52 PM

None of the 234 people arrested between December 26 and February 2 are in custody anymore says Ukraine s attorney general Viktor Pshonka

Ukraine leader agrees to scrap anti-protest laws

Jan 28, 2014 - 9:09 AM

Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk also formally turned down the post of prime minister

AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (2-L) speaks with opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk (3-R), Vitali Klitschko (2-R) and Oleh Tyagnybok (R) during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 27 January 2014. Andriy Mosienko/EPA/Pool

Ukraine eyes state of emergency as ministry seized

Jan 27, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Opposition leaders said an olive branch proposal from President Viktor Yanukovych was not enough to end the ex Soviet country s worst crisis since independence and demanded snap elections this year

WAR ZONE. A man waves a Ukrainian national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 25 January 2014. Alexey Furman/EPA

Ukraine leader offers concessions amid Kiev clashes

Jan 26, 2014 - 8:08 AM

Three people have been confirmed killed in a week of violence in the Ukrainian capital that has raised fears of a wider civil conflict and has seen protests spread to outlying regions of Ukraine

WAR ZONE. A man waves a Ukrainian national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 25 January 2014. Alexey Furman/EPA

Radical protesters battle police in bloody Ukraine clashes

Jan 20, 2014 - 2:36 PM

The clashes the worst in Kiev in recent times further raised the stakes in the almost two month standoff between the opposition and Yanukovych

FIERY PROTEST. A protester stands next to a bus in flames as protesters clash with riot police on January 19, 2014 during an opposition rally in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev in a show of defiance against strict new curbs on protests. Anatolii Boiko/AFP

Ukraine protesters gear up for rally amid protest curbs

Jan 19, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Pro EU Ukrainian protesters are preparing to take to the streets of Kiev in defiance of controversial new curbs on rallies decried by the West

AT THE BARRICADES. A protester stands guard on a barricade around a pro-European protesters tent camp at Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine, 17 January 2014. Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine suspends mayor, security official over protest crackdown

Dec 15, 2013 - 8:03 AM

President Viktor Yanukovych announced the move by saying the two officials were suspected of breaching the constitutional rights of citizens taking part in the protest

PROTESTERS/FANS. Fans of Okean Elzy musical group, one of the most popular Ukrainian rock bands, react during a Pro-European Union rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, 14 December 2013. EPA/Tatyana Zenkovich

Ukrainian police storm Kiev's Independence Square

Dec 11, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Ukraine s pro opposition Channel 5 said there were now 10 000 protestors on Independence Square

Ukrainians up pressure on president with new pro-EU rally

Dec 08, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Protests have raged for over 2 weeks after the government abruptly announced it was halting the work on key political and free trade agreements with the European Union and signed a strategic partnership with Russia

MASSIVE RALLY. People shout slogans and wave Ukrainian and European Union flags during an opposition rally at Independence Square in Kiev on December 2, 2013. Photo by Genya Savilov / AFP

Ukraine opposition seeks early polls after protest crackdown

Dec 01, 2013 - 8:17 AM

Opposition parties also said they would form a national resistance task force and call a countrywide strike

ANGER IN KIEV. Ukrainian protesters wave an EU flag as hundreds gather for an opposition rally in Mykhayllivska Square in Kiev after police dispersed protesters in Independence Square on November 30, 2013. AFP/Vasily Maximov

Ukraine admits Russia sought EU pact delay

Nov 26, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Thousands of protesters prepared to gather in central Kiev for a third day of mass demonstrations against Ukraine s shock decision to scrap the landmark agreement

PROTESTS OVER DEAL. Protesters demanded that the government roll back last week's decision to suspend work on a landmark association agreement with the European Union. Photo by EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike in support of pro-EU protests

Nov 26, 2013 - 3:27 PM

The nation of 45 million has been thrown into fresh political crisis by the government s abrupt decision to scrap the signature of a historic deal with the European Union at a summit in Vilnius later this week

ANGER IN KIEV. Ukrainian protesters carry a poster depicting jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko past the Cabinet of Ministers building during a protest in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 25 November 2013. EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

Ukraine leader ready to let Tymoshenko go abroad

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:52 PM

The imprisonment of the former prime minister remains a major obstacle on the country s path to signing a broad political and free trade deal with Brussels

Ukraine's jailed Tymoshenko to make Supreme Court appeal

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Yulia Tymoshenko s defense said they could make the appeal based on a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights ECHR that detention was arbitrary and unlawful

JAILED. In this file photo, Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko listens as Judge Rodion Kireyev of the Kiev Pechersky court renders his verdict on her case on October 11, 2011. Photo by AFP/Sergei Supinsky