Ukrainian Rada moves to free Tymoshenko

February 22, 2014 Interfax, Interfax

The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada ruled on Saturday to carry out Ukraine's international commitments on freeing former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from imprisonment.

The decision was supported by 322 out of the 331 parliamentarians who had signed in at the session hall on Saturday.

Newly elected Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov had said before the voting that the decision had to be made urgently as Tymoshenko's life was in danger.

"According to our information, Yulia Tymoshenko is facing danger," he said.

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