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Ukraine opposition wants Tymoshenko freed for treatment

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's opposition parties on Friday pressed President Viktor Yanukovich to release jailed ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko for medical treatment in Germany, saying this would be likely to secure the signing of key agreements with the European Union.Full story

Germany presses Ukraine over jailed ex-PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister urged Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday to let his jailed opponent Yulia Tymoshenko go to Germany for medical treatment and he warned against the use of "selective justice" in the ex-Soviet republic. Full story

Ukraine leader urges EU trade deal, doesn't budge on Tymoshenko

KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yanukovich pressed the European Union on Thursday to conclude a milestone political and trade deal with Ukraine this year but he gave no ground on a key EU demand that he free jailed opponent Yulia Tymoshenko. Full story

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