Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former Prime-minister and leader of the Opposition in Ukraine has been sentenced to seven years jail on the allegations that she had misused and abused her authority whilst Prime-Minister.  The prosecution was bought about by allegations made against her by Ukraine's former President Viktor Yushchenko.

Tymoshenko was ordered to pay 188 Million dollars in costs even though she had not profited from the deal stuck between Ukraine and Russia for the price of gas.

The prosecution and jailing of Tymoshenko is seen as being politically motivated and has been condemned by the international community.  Trade association deals between Europe and Ukraine are now expected to be effected as Ukraine becomes isolated as a result.  The conviction of Yulia Tymoshenko is designed to prevent her from seeking election at Ukraine's parliamentary elections  scheduled to be held in October 2012.

1 Comment:

jsfphxaz@yahoo.com said...

The once roaring campfire has now died down
Only glowing red embers remain
Where once flickered freely
Fanciful flames of proud blue and yellow
With the occasional hopeful burst of orange
The eager dance of flames is sadly extinguished.
The colorful banner of the campfire waves no more
And the remaining imposed warmth is forlorn.