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Ukraine Cancels Yalta Summit Over Tymoshenko Row

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Ukraine has cancelled a summit of Central European countries in Yalta on May 11-12 after several European leaders had refused to attend it.

A new date will be announced later, a press-secretary for the country`s Foreign Ministry Alexander Dikusarov said.

The leaders of Germany, Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Italy refused to attend the summit in protest against a reportedly cruel treatment of Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Last October Tymoshenko was sentenced to 7 years in prison over abuse of power during the 2009 Russia-Ukraine gas dispute.

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VOR, or the Voice of Russia, was the Russian government's international radio broadcasting service from 1993 until 2014, when it was reorganised as Radio Sputnik.

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