Yulia Tymoshenko, a key figure in Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution, was convicted in a trial that Western countries said was politically motivated. She was sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of her office.
Surrounded by Interior Ministry police, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko talks to the media in a courthouse in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday, the day she was convicted. The charges involved a gas deal with Russia that was put together while she was in office and turned out to be disadvantageous to Ukraine when oil prices rose. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS Buy Photo