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October 2011 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Russia confirms plans to rent pilot training facilities in Ukraine RIA Novosti 20 Oct 2011 -- Russia is ready to rent facilities on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula for naval pilot training.
- Ruling party opposes decriminalization of ‘Tymoshenko law' RIA Novosti 18 Oct 2011 -- Ukraine’s ruling Party of Regions said it will oppose a controversial bill that would allow former PM Tymoshenko to be released from prison.
- Lavrov says new case against Tymoshenko over debt to Russia RIA Novosti 17 Oct 2011 -- Russian FM Lavrov: New inquiry into Ukrainian ex-premier Tymoshenko connected with debts to Russia's Defense Ministry.
- Ukraine may consider Tymoshenko bill RIA Novosti 17 Oct 2011 -- The Ukrainian parliament may consider decriminalizing the charges against jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- SBU questions Tymoshenko again over new gas case RIA Novosti 14 Oct 2011 -- The Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) resumed questioning former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Friday in a new criminal investigation in which she is accused of attempting to embezzle $405 million, prosecutor's office spokesperson Yury Boichenko said on Friday.
- Ukraine Opens New Case Against Tymoshenko RFE/RL 13 Oct 2011 -- Ukraine says it has opened a new criminal case against jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for suspected embezzlement when she was heading a utility firm in the 1990s.
- Tymoshenko accused in new $405 million embezzlement case RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2011 -- The Ukrainian security service (SBU) launched a new criminal case against Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday, accusing her of attempting to embezzle $405 million during the 1990s, an SBU official said.
- Ukraine's Tymoshenko to Appeal Seven-Year Jail Sentence VOA 12 Oct 2011 -- Lawyers for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have announced plans to appeal her seven-year jail sentence.
- Ukraine Court Sentences Tymoshenko To Seven Years In Jail RFE/RL 11 Oct 2011 -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been jailed for seven years and penalized tens of millions of dollars over abuse-of-office charges in a verdict the European Union says could have 'profound implications' for relations.
- Tymoshenko sentenced to seven years in abuse of office trial RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2011 -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was given a seven-year prison sentence after being found guilty on Tuesday of abuse of office over her signing of a gas deal with Russia in 2009.
- Russia and West condemn Tymoshenko verdict RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2011 -- Russia and the West were united in condemnation of Ukraine on Tuesday over the guilty verdict and seven year sentence handed to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Putin 'puzzled' by Tymoshenko verdict RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2011 -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he does not understand why former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was found guilty and handed a seven-year prison sentence for forcing through a gas deal with Russia.
- UK deeply concerned by Tymoshenko conviction – Foreign Office RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2011 -- Britain is deeply concerned by the conviction of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and considers this ruling an obstacle to Ukraine's European integration, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday.
- Russia considers Tymoshenko case politicized - Lavrov RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2011 -- Russia considers the case of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko politicized, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
- Moscow Calls Ukraine's Sentencing of Tymoshenko 'Anti-Russian' VOA 11 Oct 2011 -- Russia has criticized Ukraine for sentencing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abusing power in relation to a gas deal she brokered between the two neighbors in 2009.
- EU criticizes 'selective justice' in Tymoshenko case RIA Novosti 10 Oct 2011 -- The European Union criticized Ukraine on Monday for use of 'selective justice' regarding the trial of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, the day before a verdict is expected in her trial.
- Commentary: Tymoshenko Prosecution Is A Dead End For Ukraine RFE/RL 08 Oct 2011 -- Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Herman von Rompuy, Jose Manuel Barroso, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Catherine Ashton, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Carl Bildt. This is just a partial list of world leaders who have spoken to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych about the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Ukraine Air Force to get three An-70 cargo planes RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- The Ukrainian Air Force will take delivery of three An-70 military transport aircraft, Defense Minister Mikhaylo Yezhel said on Wednesday.