NATO disappointed by Ukraine’s Tymoshenko verdict

Riot policemen block supporters of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev, October 11, 2011

From the APNATO said Thursday it was disappointed by the sentence handed down to Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for abuse of office over a gas deal with Russia. . . .

NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said the alliance was disappointed by the outcome of the trial and hoped a solution could be found "on the basis of the rule of law. . . ."

Lungescu said she expected the Tymoshenko case to be taken into account when allies begin assessing that program later this month.  (photo: Getty)

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