Yulia Tymoshenko In Pictures
Published 21 February 2014
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been a key figure in Ukrainian politics since the country's 2005 Orange Revolution. RFE/RL takes a look at the ups and downs of her dramatic career.
Yulia Tymoshenko walks with her husband, Oleksandr, in Kyiv in 2004.
Yulia Tymoshenko speaks with riot police guarding the presidential-administration building in Kyiv during the Orange Revolution in November 2004.
Orange Revolution leaders Viktor Yushchenko (left) and Yulia Tymoshenko sing the national anthem with supporters during the Orange Revolution in December 2004.
Yulia Tymoshenko's supporters carry her during a massive rally in Kyiv in November 2005 to mark the first anniversary of the Orange Revolution.
Yulia Tymoshenko visits the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company as prime minister in March 2009.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) meets with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (left) and Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Viktor Chernomyrdin at his residence near Moscow in February 2008.
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and deputies from her bloc submit boxes of documents supporting their allegations of fraud in Ukraine's presidential election to the Supreme Administrative Court in Kyiv in February 2010.
Yulia Tymoshenko, as a leader of the political opposition, speaks with journalists at the parliament building in Kyiv in May 2010.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) is greeted by Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko after a meeting of the European People's Party in Meise, Belgium, in March 2011.
Activists from the Femen movement wear Tymoshenko costumes during a demonstration in Kyiv in June 2011.
Yulia Tymoshenko sits with her daughter, Yevhenia, and husband, Oleksandr, during a court session in Kyiv in October 2011.
Yulia Tymoshenko (right) addresses the court as Judge Rodion Kireyev reads the verdict against her in Kyiv in October 2011.
Yulia Tymoshenko looks out through a prison window in Kyiv in November 2011.
Yulia Tymoshenko shows bruises from alleged mistreatment in custody in April 2012.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (left) holds the hand of jailed Yulia Tymoshenko during a visit to the Kharkiv hospital where Tymoshenko was being treated in May 2012.
Yevhenia Tymoshenko,Yulia's daughter, attends an exhibition about her mother's case in Paris in June 2012.
Tymoshenko is served with legal papers outlining new accusations against her by Kachanivska Prison Director Ihor Karpaschikov in her hospital room in Kharkiv in January 2013.
Opposition lawmakers in Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada unfurl a banner during a demonstration in support of Tymoshenko in May 2013.