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U.S. urges Ukraine to free Tymoshenko

The United States on Tuesday urged Ukraine to free former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko after she lost an appeal against her seven-year jail sentence on charges of abuse of power. The US State Department said it was “disappointed” by the Ukrainian court’s ruling, adding that Tymoshenko and other formergovernment officials who are in detention should be…

Pro-Russia politician set to sweep Ukraine polls

KIEV (AFP) - – Pro-Russia politician Viktor Yanukovich was on course Saturday to sweep the first round of Ukraine's presidential polls, five years after vote-rigging by his supporters sparked the Orange Revolution.…