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KIEV, February 13 - RAPSI. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will not appeal for pardon and will hardly accept it, even if President Viktor Yanukovich pardons her without her appeal, BYuT Deputy Serhiy Vlasenko said in a Weekly Mirror. Ukraine interview.
Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of power in signing gas contracts between Ukraine's Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom. She is now serving her term in the Kharkiv penal colony.
Tymoshenko's defense attorneys filed a cassation appeal to the Supreme Specialized Court against her sentence in the "gas case" on Thursday.
According to Vlasenko the court should consider the appeal against the lower courts' judgments, reverse them and close her criminal case. In his view this is the most acceptable way to set Tymoshenko free before the parliamentary elections.