Yulia Tymoshenko Confirms Presidency Bid
The former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has revealed her plans to run for the country's presidency during the elections in May.
Tymoshenko revealed during a press conference that she will ask delegates of the Batkivschyna Party to nominate her as a presidential candidate during the party congress on March 29, Ukraine's Interfax agency reports.
A controversial political figure, Tymoshenko ran for President in 2010, narrowly losing to Viktor Yanukovych. The following year, she was imprisoned on charges of corruption in a gas deal with Russia. Her sentence was often disputed by the West as a form of political repression on the part of Yanukovych.
Following the recent anti-government protests in Ukraine and the ousting of President Yanukovych, Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison in February, in deteriorating health. Nonetheless, she immediately made her way to the Maidan Square in Kiev to address her supporters from a wheelchair.
Ukraine's presidential elections are scheduled for May 25.
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" that paragon of Human Rights and Democracy"----!!!??? ;-) What is great in Seedy, it's the endless cretinism: he
points the finger at Vlad but describes Barak.
"ethnic Russians who were under no discernible threat"???-----the fingers of the "author" work, brain is absent. A hell of Internet links which CLEARLY show that very "discernible threat". Any doubt?
Peter - if she wins (and that's a BIG "if") then she will have been elected by the voters of a country which has just been invaded by Russia under the pretext of "protecting" ethnic Russians who were under no discernible threat but who had allegedly appealed to Vlad the Good and Just anyway. It would scarcely be surprising that the voters of the Ukraine would not take kindly to those responsible for a megalomaniac dictator annexing part of their country.
If these "Russians" are Ukrainian citizens then they should behave accordingly; if they are Russian citizens then they should decide if they wish to live in the Ukraine and observe its laws or return to that paragon of Human Rights and Democracy from whence they came.
"Don't blame Putin"? So just WHO would you blame for Putin's actions - is there a puppet-master pulling his strings off-stage or are you just a little unhinged yourself?