Yulia Tymoshenko Confirms Presidency Bid

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Bulgaria: Yulia Tymoshenko Confirms Presidency Bid Yulia Tymoshenko will run for President of Ukraine. Photo by EPA/BGNES

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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Helen Keller - 29 Mar 2014 // 16:43:24

What are you talking about shahsa?

shtupid - 29 Mar 2014 // 16:41:41

a paramecium does not have a caudate you idiot!

sa-sha - 29 Mar 2014 // 14:00:11

...;-)....Brain is terra incognita for You, poor unicellular organism Paramecium caudatum " ))) ((( ".

!!!???:::)))((( - 28 Mar 2014 // 19:47:58

What the eff shasha; I can't understand a word you're saying. Please write in English or comment in the Russian language forum. This is not the first request.

sa-sha - 28 Mar 2014 // 10:09:38

" 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?

mavro from australia - 28 Mar 2014 // 09:41:17

Now there's a million less Russian voters she thinks she has a chance.

Seedy - 28 Mar 2014 // 08:19:45

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?

Anon - 28 Mar 2014 // 08:17:59

Amazing she is going to run when the IMF announce big loan/rescue deal for the Ukraine! If I wasn't a cynic I would think these 2 things are not connected.

Peter7260 - 28 Mar 2014 // 04:39:54

If Tymoshenko runs and God forbid wins,half of Ukraine will be gone.The statement she made of the 8 million Russians to be killed will be enough for Putin to marsh into Ukraine to save the Russians from her threat.
Don't blame Putin!!

Tania Oz - 28 Mar 2014 // 02:09:39

Vladimir KKK,

I have a better idea. Go stick your Russian flag "where the sun don't shine". I'm sure you'll enjoy that.

Vladimir K. - 27 Mar 2014 // 22:57:10

Oh great, the maniac that publicily said let's shoot those damn Russians is allowed to run for president? Just bring over our tanks and crush those Ukrainan fascist and let's raise Russian flag in Kiev!

Lana J. - 27 Mar 2014 // 22:34:30

Give up Yulia, you are going to lose again big time!

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