Yulia Tymoshenko gets 7 years in prison in "gas case"

A Kiev district court sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abusing power in the execution of gas contracts with Russia in 2009. The Prosecutor General's Office alleges that Tymoshenko signed unfavorable contracts with Russia in order to improve her image in preparation for the 2010 presidential elections.

story: First criminal suit against Ukrainian ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko