Former Ukraine PM re-arrested over taxes


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The Independent Online

Julia Tymoshenko, the jailed Ukrainian opposition leader, was re-arrested on tax evasion charges yesterday – as the EU prepared to send an envoy to Kiev to save a joint summit with the country this month.

The EU wants the former Prime Minister freed after she was jailed in October for seven years for abuse of office, in a case which the EU says was politically motivated. But Kiev has refused to release her.