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    Default Re: Tymoshenko taken to jail

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Buddha View Post
    She is hardly an "official". She is the former Prime Minister, not some jobsworth functionary deep in the bowels of "the system".

    What is not seemingly appreciated in the West is the personal relationships of some of the main characters in this whole drama. While Yanukovich is from East Ukraine, speaks only Russian (his attempts at speaking Ukrainian are for some Ukrainians the best comedy they get to see on TV) and is a bog-standard ex-Communist opportunist, he is disliked intensely by Vladimar Putin. Conversely, Putin likes the supposedly pro-West leaning Tymoshenko and offered Russian medical aid for her when her medical condition worsened last year. Not alone that, he did this so overtly that Yanukovich was very angry about it.
    It was probably an NYT style guide issue. If she is currently still a member of parliament and/or leader of her party, that would probably take precedence over her past positions. If she no longer held those positions she would likely be referred to as ex PM.
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    It emerged today that Paul Manafort in his work for the Ukraine govt. of Victor Yanakovich lobbied numerous US Congress members on the propriety of keeping Julia Tymoshenko in jail.
    That's something that ran counter to stated US policy at the time. Ironic if that leads him to jail.
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