Ukraine's Tymoshenko Ends Hunger Strike
Ukraine’s jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has decided to end the hunger strike she announced twelve days ago.
Tymoshenko's daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, visited her mother at the prison where she is held in Kharkov, according to the party.
Eugenia said after her visit that her mother is "very weak now; she almost does not get up from bed. This is because it is her third hunger strike in a short period of time."
"She stopped her hunger strike upon the request of the people on the square. They asked her to take care of her life, her health, so she could be with us," Eugenia Tymoshenko said, as cited by CNN.
Citizens and university students have been staging mass rallies for nearly two weeks in Kiev against President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign the Association Agreement with the EU.
Rallies have been held in Odessa, Lvov, and other cities.
Violent clashes with riot police were reported with many demonstrators sustaining serious injuries after being attacked with batons and teargas. A number of protesters have been reported missing.
On Tuesday, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) rejected the no-confidence vote against the government, scheduled on the opposition's request.