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Germany Presses Ukraine

KIEV — Germany's foreign minister has urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to let his jailed opponent Yulia Tymoshenko go to Germany for medical treatment for chronic back trouble and warned against the use of "selective justice" in the country.

"I told the president frankly that we are following the Tymoshenko case closely and that our proposals for providing medical treatment for her in Germany remain on the table," Guido Westerwelle told reporters after meeting Yanukovych on Friday.

Tymoshenko was jailed for seven years in October 2011 for abuse of office linked to a 2009 gas deal she brokered with Russia.

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