Yulia Tymoshenko released from prison

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Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison on Feb.22, the Associated Press reported, citing the spokesperson of the former prime minister.

The parliament of Ukraine adopted a resolution envisaging the release of Tymoshenko. The resolution "On carrying out Ukraine's international obligations relating to ... Yulia Tymoshenko" was supported by 322 of 331 MPs present in the boardroom. The MPs met the announcement of the voting results with applause and chanting the slogan "freedom for Yulia", RIA Novosti reported.

On Feb.21, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine made amendments to the law of the country, the entry into force of which would lead to the release of Tymoshenko, but the relevant law was not signed by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. The format of the resolution allows to manage without the president's signature, according to the current leadership of the Verkhovna Rada.

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