Monday, October 24, 2011

Ukrainian President’s Visit to Brussels Cancelled over Tymoshenko Conviction

The European Union delegation in Kiev says that a trip to Brussels by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been postponed. The delegation said that Yanukovych's visit planned for Thursday has been put off "until a later occasion when conditions would be more conducive to make progress on bilateral relations." That was a clear reference to last week's seven-year sentence handed down to former premier Yulia Tymoshenko on charges of abuse of office. The EU and the United States have criticized the sentence as politically motivated.

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