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Ukraine opposition leader Tymoshenko ends prison hunger strike

Ukraine opposition leader Tymoshenko ends prison hunger strike
By Euronews
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Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has ended a hunger strike after 12 days, Interfax news agency quoted her daughter, Yevgenia, as telling reporters on Friday.

Former prime minister Tymoshenko, jailed in 2011 for abuse of office over a gas deal signed with Russia, had announced a hunger strike in support of opposition protests against the Ukrainian government’s decision to spurn a landmark trade pact with the European Union.

“At the request of the square, she has ended the hunger strike,” Yevgenia said, referring to the protest camp on Kiev’s Independence Square.


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