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Ukraine's Tymoshenko Sentenced to 7 Years

Former PM's trial said to be politically motivated

(Newser) - Ukraine's former PM Yulia Tymoshenko was convicted of exceeding her powers today and given a seven-year prison sentence in a trial that US and European leaders have called politically motivated. The charges centered around Tymoshenko ordering a state gas company to sign a deal with Russia in 2009 that... More »

Russia, Ukraine Settle Gas Flap

Agreement reached; export flow to Europe not in danger

(Newser) - Ukraine and Russia announced today that their natural-gas companies had settled the dispute that had caused Russia to cut gas supply to Ukraine by 50%—and spurred worries that the flow of gas to Western Europe would be disrupted, the AP reports. "The restrictions on deliveries for Ukrainian consumers... More »

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