Tymoshenko arrives in court for sentencing
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KIEV, October 11 - RAPSI. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was taken to the Kiev district court, which will begin announcing the verdict in the "gas case", RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office charged Tymoshenko with abuse of power in connection with her approval of a Russian gas contract in 2009, when she served as prime minister. Tymoshenko was arrested on August 5.
The former prime minister considers the trial a political revenge of current President Viktor Yanukovich, although he denies it.
The trial evoked a wide response in the West.
The vehicle carrying Tymoshenko slowly approached the court escorted by the police officers who barred the vehicle from several hundreds of Tymosheko's supporters.
Accompanied by three police officers she entered the building. Journalist did not notice if she was handcuffed.