World News

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Ukraine stalls Tymoshenko release

Published 19/11/2013|12:06

  • Share
A supporter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko holds up her picture during a protest rally (AP)

The Ukrainian parliament has again stalled a vote on the release of jailed ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, demanded by the European Union as a key condition for signing a landmark integration deal with Ukraine.

  • Share
  • Go To

Parliament speaker Volodymyr Rybak said that the bill would not be put to a vote during the morning session. The opposition kept pushing for a vote on either Tuesday or Thursday.

Ms Tymoshenko, a top rival of president Viktor Yanukovych, is serving a seven-year prison sentence on charges the West calls political. The EU is refusing to sign the association agreement with Ukraine if she remains in jail.

As a compromise, the EU has asked Ukraine's parliament, dominated by Yanukovych allies, to pass a law allowing her release for a medical treatment in Germany.

-AP

Press Association

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in World News