Ukraine’s Naftogaz files lawsuit with The Hague court over Crimea assetsBusiness & Economy September 20, 9:42
Both Washington and Moscow not satisfied with bilateral relations — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 7:55
Situation with Russian, US diplomatic missions stabilized — TillersonWorld September 20, 7:07
Russia has no doubt that US can do something destructive to North Korea — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 6:21
ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
KIEV, January 14, 23:27 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s penitentiary service has denied journalist access to the country’s former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko, who is serving a prison term for acting in excess of her office duties while signing gas contracts with Russia in 2009.
The service said on Tuesday there were “neither grounds nor possibilities” to satisfy Timoshenko’s requests to allow journalists to meet with her in prison.
A spokesman for the service said Timoshenko was a “convict serving a prison sentence on charges of committing a grave crime” and added that “physically she is not kept in a penitentiary but is staying at a hospital.” “A special guarded ward has been organized in the hospital for the convict and it is impossible to organize news conferences or briefings there,” the spokesman said.
Timoshenko was sentenced to a prison term of seven years in October 2011. Since May 9, 2012, she has been undergoing medical treatment at a Kharkov-based hospital.