Steely, Telegenic Tymoshenko Dogged By Enrichment Suspicions

Steely, Telegenic Tymoshenko Dogged By Enrichment Suspicions

Via AFP:

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's ex-premier freed Saturday as the tide turned against her nemesis President Viktor Yanukovych, is a steely and telegenic figure hailed by the opposition -- but also a polarising one dogged by suspicions of personal enrichment and opportunism.

After Ukraine's parliament on Saturday abandoned Yanukovych and ordered her release from a seven-year sentence for "abuse of power" she had been serving since 2011, Tymoshenko made it clear she would remain Yanukovych's arch-foe in word and deed, hounding him as she rode the opposition's triumph.

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