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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tymoshenko Faces New Trial

KIEV — Jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will soon face a new trial on charges of tax evasion, state prosecutors said Wednesday.

Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years last October for abuse of power in a case widely viewed as politically motivated.

The new case accuses her of tax evasion and other offenses during her stint as the head of a private energy firm in the 1990s and will be sent to a court within five days, the Prosecutor General's Office said Wednesday.