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Tymoshenko 'does not want to be Ukrainian PM'

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko says she does not want to be considered for the post of prime minister. Earlier, her supporters in parliament said she was one of the three favourites to be named to head a government of national unity.

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Baroness Ashton welcomes Tymoshenko release

The release of Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been welcomed by European Union foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton.

European Union foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has welcomed the release of Yulia Tymoshenko Credit: PA

In a statement she said the EU is "following minute by minute the rapidly changing political situation in Ukraine".

"I call on all sides to continue engaging in a meaningful dialogue to fulfil the legitimate democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people," she added.

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