Second criminal suit against Ukrainian ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko has been formally charged with having attempted to embezzle $405 million in 1990s. Embezzlement carries a maximum penalty of 12 years in prison.

Tymoshenko refuses to attend trial in second case

KIEV, April 18 - RAPSI. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has refused to attend a hearing in the second criminal case against her on Thursday, the State Penitentiary Service reports.