Ukraine's Tymoshenko launches hunger strike: lawyer

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Posted: Nov 25, 2013 12:49 PM
Ukraine's Tymoshenko launches hunger strike: lawyer

KIEV (Reuters) - Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has launched a hunger strike to push President Viktor Yanukovich to sign a landmark trade agreement with the European Union, her lawyer said on Monday night.

"As a sign of unity with you I declare an unlimited hunger strike with the demand to Yanukovich to sign the association agreement," said Tymoshenko in a message to thousands of pro-Europe demonstrators rallying in Kiev which was read out by her defense lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth)


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