An appeals court in Ukraine has upheld the guilty verdict and the seven-year jail sentence imposed on former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Tymoshenko was jailed for exceeding her authority in brokering a 2009 gas deal with Russia.
She has denied any wrongdoing and dismissed the trial as part of a campaign by President Viktor Yanukovych to get rid of a political rival.
The United States and the European Union also have condemned the trial as politically motivated.
Tymoshenko has dismissed the appeal hearings as a "farce" and has filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights.
compiled from agency reports