Stage set for Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko may have spent time in a Ukraine prison, but she is someone the Russians are willing to do business with, writes Seamus Martin.

9th March, 2014
Yulia Tymoshenko leader of Batkivshchyna party in Ukraine speaks at the European People's Party Elections Congress 2014 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Picture: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty

The action in Ukraine has now moved to the diplomatic front with, in Churchill's phrase, ''jaw, jaw better than war, war. Russia's position has not been fully disclosed in public, but sources have confirmed that Crimea will remain an integral part of Ukraine if certain conditions are met. These include a return to Crimea's original autonomy within Ukraine, removal of far-right leaders from the Ukrainian power structures, safeguarding of Russia's naval base in Sevastopol and...

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