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    Neave Barker on new charges against Tymoshenko

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    Ukraine has issued mixed signals on the fate of imprisoned ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, with the president hinting she could be released after a legal reform but the country's security agency filing new corruption charges against her.

    Ukraine's state security service has alleged she was involved in running up a $405 million debt to Russia on behalf of the Ukrainian state while prime minister.

    On Tuesday Tymoshenko was jailed for seven years for abuse of office in a trial that has outraged western governments.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow.