TYMOSHENKO GETS JAIL SENTENCE

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STORY: TYMOSHENKO GETS JAIL SENTENCEDATELINE: Oct. 11, 2011LENGTH: 0:01:54LOCATION: KievINTROAn Ukrainian court has sentenced the country's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail. Tymoshenko has been found guilty of exceeding her power in a gas deal with Russia two years ago. World News reports. PKGJudge Rodion Kireyev in a Kiev court sentenced Tymoshenko guilty of exceeding her authority as prime minister to approve an unfavorable natural gas import deal with Russia in 2009. The court says the agreement caused about 187 million dollars in losses to taxpayers, and asked her to pay an equal sum of money to the state gas firm Ukrnafta as lost revenues. But before the judge could finish reading the verdict, Tymoshenko rose to her feet and accused the court of being authoritarian. She has been insisting the trial against her was politically motivated. Tymoshenko was the central figure in the 2004 mass protests, also called the "Orange Revolution", during which the c
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