The husband of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister of Ukraine, has been granted political asylum in the Czech Republic. The move comes as Tymoshenko begins serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of office.
Supporters of Yulia Tymoshenko have defied authorities by holding a protest outside the prison where the former Ukranian prime minister is being held.
The defense team of Yulia Tymoshenko say the former Ukrainian prime minister's treatment in prison is nothing short of torture. Prison officials say the jail conditions meet European standards.
Prison officials say Ukraine's jailed opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, is being held in a prison cell under 24-hour camera surveillance with the lights permanently on.
On January 1, Denmark takes over the rotating EU presidency for a six-month stint likely to focus on the continuing economic crisis in the teetering eurozone.
Ukraine's state penitentiary service says that former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been moved from a detention center in Kyiv to the women's prison at Kharkiv.
Two Ukrainian opposition parties whose leaders are currently in jail say they will form a joint candidate list for the 2012 parliamentary elections.
Everyone makes mistakes, but most of us suffer our embarrassments in private. Not so people in the public eye, whose gaffes and missteps make instant headlines.
The United States has urged Ukraine to free former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko after she lost an appeal against her seven-year jail sentence on charges of abuse of power.
An appeals court in Ukraine has upheld the guilty verdict and the seven-year jail sentence imposed on former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says she will boycott the "shameful" appeal process against her seven-year jail sentence.
The wife of murdered Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze has appealed a court ruling that dropped charges against former President Leonid Kuchma for complicity in the killing.