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Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (2nd R front) holds the hand of her daughter Yevgenia as she speaks during a session at the Pecherskiy district court in front of judge Rodion Kireyev (L) in Kiev October 11, 2011. The European Commission said on Tuesday it was deeply disappointed by the sentencing of Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison and said it could have profound implications for ties with the EU.

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Ukraine's opposition leader Julia Tymoshenko, center, tries to push riot police back to prevent them from clearing out tents that protesters set up near the presidential administration building before dawn Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002. The protestors vowed to stay until Ukraine's President Leonid Kuchma steps down. The action of protest, one of Ukraine's biggest demonstrations since gaining independence from the Soviet Union 11 years ago, started Monday to demand Kuchma resign or call early elections.

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Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko's top ally Yulia Timoshenko places carnations into shields as riot police guard the Ukrainian presidential administration building in Kiev, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004. Several thousand opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko supporters marched to the presidential administration building, skirting some heavy trucks that blocked the street and standing in front of riot police who guarded the building. Yushchenko declared himself the winner of a disputed presidential election and took a symbolic oath of office Tuesday as tens of thousands of his supporters stood their ground in the tense, freezing streets of Kiev for a third straight day. (AP Photo/POOL,Anatoly Medzyk)

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko kisses the hand of newly approved Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a parliamentary session in Kiev, February 4, 2005. Ukraine's new President Yushchenko appointed a reformist cabinet on Friday with a prominent place for ministers committed to implementing reforms to move towards European Union membership. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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