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Prosecutors accuse Yulia Tymoshenko of murder

‘SHAME’:The former Ukrainian prime minister, who the West says is being politically persecuted, is accused of ordering a US$2.8 million contract killing of a businessman

Reuters, KIEV

He did not provide more details of her condition.

Shcherban was shot dead at an airport in the eastern city of Donetsk by attackers disguised as airport mechanics, along with his wife and several bystanders.

The killings followed several other murders in Donetsk, including a soccer stadium bombing that killed the owner of Shakhtar Donetsk club, and led to a realignment of political and business alliances in the key steel and coal-producing region.

Back then, both Tymoshenko and Yanukovych were big players in a turbulent region that seethed with intrigue and where fortunes were made and lost in murky dealings ranging from sales of state assets to protection rackets, extortion and theft.

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