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Freed from Ukraine jail, Tymoshenko runs for president

Ukraine's divisive opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko completed an improbable return to politics Thursday by announcing plans to contest snap polls to replace the ousted pro-Russian president whose regime sent her to jail. "I intend to run for president of Ukraine," the 53-year-old told reporters after gingerly walking into a press room with the help of a walking stick she uses due to chronic back pain.

Ukraine's 'iron lady' Tymoshenko: bruised but unbowed

Glamorous revolutionary or calculating and corrupt? From the podium to prison and back again, Ukraine's ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko is a polarising political figure whose steely ambition has not been swayed by the scandals that have dogged her career. Fresh from three years in prison, the highly-divisive Tymoshenko hopes to rise again following the ouster of the man who jailed her, Viktor Yanukovych, and finally secure the presidential office for herself.

Freed from Ukraine jail, Tymoshenko runs for president

Ukraine's divisive opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko completed an improbable return to politics on Thursday by announcing plans to contest snap polls to replace the ousted pro-Russian president whose regime sent her to jail. "I intend to run for president of Ukraine," the 53-year-old told reporters after gingerly walking into a press room with the help of a walking stick she uses due to chronic back pain.

Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

Ukraine's highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month's fall of a pro-Kremlin regime. "I intend to run for president of Ukraine," the 53-year-old told reporters after walking into a press room with the help of a walking stick she has been forced to use because of persistent back pain.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko says she'll run again for president

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, released from jail last month after her arch-foe Viktor Yanukovich fled from power, announced on Thursday she would run again for president in an election on May 25. "I plan to run for election as president," she told reporters. Tymoshenko, 53, a powerful speaker known in her heyday for a trademark peasant hair-braid, served twice as prime minister and ran for president in 2010, only to be narrowly beaten in a run-off vote by Yanukovich.

Controversy over Ukraine's Tymoshenko 'wipe out Russians' leak

Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was plunged into fresh controversy on Tuesday after Russian television broadcast a tape where she is heard urging the "wiping out" of Russians over Moscow's seizure of Crimea. Tymoshenko, a hugely controversial figure both in Ukraine and Russia who was released from jail last month, confirmed the voice was hers but said some of the comments had been manipulated.

Putin has 'lost Ukraine for good' says Tymoshenko

Russian president Vladimir Putin has "lost Ukraine for good" with his move to annex Crimea, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Friday in her first live television appearance since returning to the country. Tymoshenko, who spent three years in jail on what she said were politically motivated charges before being freed last month, appealed to fellow Ukrainians to be ready to fight in the event of a Russian invasion.

Tymoshenko urges hard Western line against Russia

Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, urged Western powers Sunday to unite on a hard line against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea crisis. "This aggressive striving for power with regard to Ukraine represents not only a danger for the Ukrainian state -- other parts of eastern Europe are also in danger," she told German daily Der Tagesspiegel. "Should Putin continue his attack on our country after the annexation of Crimea, I would call on the leaders of the democratic world to use the strongest measures to stop this aggressor."

Ukraine's Tymoshenko responding to treatment: German clinic

Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has experienced some relief from debilitating back pain since arriving in Germany for care last week, the hospital treating her said Tuesday. Tymoshenko, a leader of the pro-Western Orange Revolution in 2004, suffers from herniated discs and underwent medical examinations at Berlin's renowned Charite university hospital after landing on Saturday.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko in Berlin hospital

Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has arrived in Berlin for medical treatment, a hospital official said Saturday. The face of the pro-Western Orange Revolution in 2004, who suffers from herniated discs, started medical examinations on Saturday morning, said Karl-Max Einhaupl, director of the Charite University Hospital, Berlin. No decision on whether she will need an operation has yet been taken, Einhaupl added. "Tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday, we will continue our diagnosis to see what can be done," he said during a televised press conference.
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