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Ukraine Warned Over Jailing

KIEV — Lithuania's president warned Ukraine of isolation over the imprisonment and deteriorating health of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Dalia Grybauskaite spoke late Friday after visiting Tymoshenko in a hospital in the eastern city of Kharkiv, where the opposition leader was moved this week to be treated for a severe spinal condition. Tymoshenko, 51, is recovering from a hunger strike in protest over an alleged beating by prison officials.

Grybauskaite praised Ukrainian authorities' decision to allow Tymoshenko to be treated under the supervision of a German doctor. But she added that it is "only the first step on the path toward European values."


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