US visa cancelled to prosecutor in Tymoshenko case
- Associated Press
- December 11, 2012 - 5:30 AM
KIEV, Ukraine - The United States has canceled the visa of a Ukrainian prosecutor in charge of the case of jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko, the latest sign of growing international pressure on Ukraine.
Kuzmin protested the decision as illegal and unfair in an unusual a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month.
Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of office, charges condemned by Western nations as politically motivated. Her conviction seriously strained Ukraine's relations with Washington and Brussels.
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