Ukraine ex-PM sent for trial next Wednesday

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 25, 2011 4:28 PM

KIEV (Reuters) - The judge in the pre-trial hearing of a case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko Saturday ruled that she would stand trial next Wednesday on a charge of abuse of power.

Judge Rodion Kyriyev threw out earlier objections made by Tymoshenko and her defense who had argued that the charge against her was politically motivated by President Viktor Yanukovich.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Richard Balmforth)