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August 2012 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Ukraine High Court Denies Tymoshenko Appeal VOA 29 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine's high court has rejected former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against her conviction on charges of abuse of office.
- Ukrainian High Court Rejects Tymoshenko Appeal RFE/RL 29 Aug 2012 -- The Ukrainian Specialized Supreme Court has rejected former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against her abuse-of-office conviction and accompanying seven-year jail sentence.
- Ukrainian Court Rejects Tymoshenko’s Appeal RIA Novosti 29 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine’s High Court upheld on Wednesday the conviction of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abuse of office.
- European Court to Hear Tymoshenko Case VOA 28 Aug 2012 -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights against her imprisonment by Ukraine on charges of abuse of office.
- European Court Of Human Rights Hears Tymoshenko Case RFE/RL 28 Aug 2012 -- Lawyers for jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have presented their client's case to the European Court of Human Rights.
- Radioactive Metal Thieves Get 8 Years RIA Novosti 28 Aug 2012 -- A Ukrainian court sentenced eight members of a criminal group to up to eight and a half years in prison for trading in radioactive materials stolen from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
- Ukraine Court To Rule On Tymoshenko Appeal This Week RFE/RL 27 Aug 2012 -- A high court in Ukraine will rule on August 29 on former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against her abuse-of-office conviction and seven-year prison sentence.
- Georgia Weighs Asylum for Putin Death Plot Suspect RIA Novosti 27 Aug 2012 -- Georgia may soon take a decision on granting refugee status to Adam Osmayev, one of the suspects in an alleged plot to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Police Interrogate Putin Death-Plot Suspect RIA Novosti 27 Aug 2012 -- Investigators will begin interrogating Ilya Pyanzin, one of the two suspects in a foiled plot to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Yanukovych Tells Putin Kyiv Wants SCO Observer Status RFE/RL 25 Aug 2012 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Ukraine would like to get observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
- Ukraine Extradites Suspect in Putin Death Plot RIA Novosti 25 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine has extradited to Russia one of the suspects in a plot to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.
- Ukraine Extradites 'Putin Plot' Suspect To Russia RFE/RL 25 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine has extradited to Russia one of two men who were allegedly plotting to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Ukraine to Scrap Ordnance for Russian Fleet RIA Novosti 23 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine will scrap 3,500 tons of ordnance from Russia’s Black Sea fleet under a 2012 contract worth 235 million rubles ($7.3 million).
- Ukraine to Extradite Second Suspect in Putin Death Plot RIA Novosti 23 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine's Odessa Court of Appeal made a final decision to extradite to Russia Kazakhstani citizen Ilya Pyanzin, the second suspect in an attempt to kill President Vladimir Putin.
- Ukraine Upholds Extradition Of Second Alleged Putin Death Plotter RFE/RL 23 Aug 2012 -- An appellate court in Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odesa has upheld prosecutors' demands to extradite Kazakh citizen Ilya Pyanzin to Russia.
- Ukrainian Court Adjourns Tymoshenko Hearing RFE/RL 21 Aug 2012 -- A Ukrainian high court hearing the appeal of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko adjourned to deliberate its decision.
- ECHR Prioritizes Putin Death Plot Suspect Case RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2012 -- The European Court of Human Rights gave a priority status to the case of Adam Osmayev, who is accused of masterminding a plot to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Ukraine Suspends Extradition For Suspect In Alleged Putin Plot RFE/RL 21 Aug 2012 -- Ukrainian authorities have suspended the extradition to Russia of the main suspect in an alleged plot to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.
- Russia, Ukraine Revise Nitka Facility Lease RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2012 -- Russia and Ukraine signed a protocol on amendments to an agreement on the rent of facilities on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula for training of Russian carrier pilots.
- Ukraine's Jailed Former Interior Minister Sentenced In Second Case RFE/RL 17 Aug 2012 -- A Kyiv court has sentenced Ukraine's former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko to two years in prison in a second case against him.
- Ukraine Puts Tymoshenko Release at $7bln RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2012 -- The Ukrainian authorities offered to release opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko for a $7-billion 'ransom,' Oleh Rybachuk, former presidential chief of staff, was quoted by the Kommentarii news portal as saying.
- Ukraine Rejects Reports Of Selling Missile Systems To Armenia RFE/RL 14 Aug 2012 -- The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has described as a provocation media reports in Azerbaijan alleging that Ukraine sold multiple rocket launchers and mobile missile systems to Armenia in 2011.
- Tymoshenko Says ‘No’ to Video Linkup with U.S. Court RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2012 -- Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko refused to testify in U.S. court via a video linkup.
- Ukrainian Prosecutors to charge Tymoshenko on Aiding Murder RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2012 -- The Ukraine Prosecutor General’s Office will bring new charges against jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in connection with her alleged involvement in the murder of Ukrainian lawmaker and businessman, Yevhen Shcherban, in 1996.
- Ukraine’s Language Fight May Backfire on Yanukovych VOA 09 Aug 2012 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a law that restores many privileges to Russian, a language that was favored in the Soviet era.
- Tymoshenko Denied Registration for Parliamentary Polls RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2012 -- Ukraine’s Central Election Commission refused to register jailed ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko as candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary polls.
- Turkish Firm Wins Contract for Chernobyl Sarcophagus Cover RIA Novosti 02 Aug 2012 -- Turkey's Okyanus Group construction firm won a 1.6 billon euro tender to construct rust-resistant steel panels for inside and outside of the cover of Ukraine's former Chernobyl nuclear plant, the site of a 1986 nuclear disaster, Hurriyet daily news reported on Thursday.
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