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Ukrainian Supreme Court closes Tymoshenko’s ‘gas case’

October 11, 2011, Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for having acted in excess of her powers, which had resulted in damage to national interests

KIEV, April 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The Supreme Court of Ukraine has closed the “gas case” of former prime minister and Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party leader Yulia Tymoshenko, her lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko said at a briefing on Monday.

The case was closed by 42 of 48 Supreme Court judges “due to the absence of the criminal event”. “We think this puts an end to the falsified ‘gas case’ saga,” the lawyer said.