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Ukraine's Tymoshenko to end hunger strike

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Ukraine's Tymoshenko to end hunger strike


Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko will call off her hunger strike on Wednesday as a row deepens between Kyiv and the EU over her treatment.

Her daughter said she does not support a planned boycott by several EU leaders of Euro 2012 matches set to be played in Ukraine.

Yevgenia Tymoshenko said her mother hoped her sitution would be resolved before the football tournament kicks off.

“We hope the games will take place in a sporting atmosphere and not an atmosphere of political crisis,” she said.

Tymoshenko began her hunger stirke on April 20 after accusing prison authorities of beating her up.

She was jailed for seven years in October over a Russian gas deal she signed whilst in office.

The ex-premier accuses her rival President Viktor Yanukovich of orchestrating the case.

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