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Yulia Tymoshenko's Release From A Prison Hospital

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from a prison hospital in Kharkiv following a parliamentary vote granting her freedom. She had been imprisoned on abuse of office charges since 2011 that were widely seen as politically motivated.

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko becomes emotional after she was freed on February 22, 2014.
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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko becomes emotional after she was freed on February 22, 2014.

Tymoshenko receives a hug shorly after her release.
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Tymoshenko receives a hug shorly after her release.

Tymoshenko was held under guard in a prison hospital where she was being treated for severe and chronic back pain. 
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Tymoshenko was held under guard in a prison hospital where she was being treated for severe and chronic back pain. 

Tymoshenko holds the hand of her political ally, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, as she arrived at Kyiv's airport.
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Tymoshenko holds the hand of her political ally, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, as she arrived at Kyiv's airport.

Tymoshenko hugs her daughter,Yevhenia,who fought long and hard for her mother's release.
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Tymoshenko hugs her daughter,Yevhenia,who fought long and hard for her mother's release.

Tymoshenko greets supporters from a car as she leaves the Central Clinical Hospital in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
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Tymoshenko greets supporters from a car as she leaves the Central Clinical Hospital in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Yevhenia Tymoshenko brings her hands to her face as Ukraine's parliament voted to free her mother, Yulia Tymoshenko, on February 22, 2014.
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Yevhenia Tymoshenko brings her hands to her face as Ukraine's parliament voted to free her mother, Yulia Tymoshenko, on February 22, 2014.

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