Yulia Tymoshenko

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko shakes hands with a woman as she arrives to visit the tent camp of her supporters in the center of Kiev .

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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko shakes hands with a woman as she arrives to visit the tent camp of her supporters in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainian students stand hand in hand to...Ukrainian students stand hand in hand to create a human chain symbolizing the unity of Ukraine with the EU in front of the tents set up by supporters of Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev on November 2013. The chain begins on the Kiev's Independence Square  and, according to the organizers, must end at the border with Poland, the nearest EU country bordering the Ukraine. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych told an EU summit on Friday that Kiev wanted to sign a historic pact with the bloc "in the near future" but needed economic and financial aid. The European Union will not accept a Russia "veto" or any other meddling in its ties with other nations, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said Friday. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKYSERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

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Ukrainian students stand hand in hand as part of a human chain organised by pro-EU protesters to symbolise the unity of Ukraine with Europe. The chain, pictured here in front of a portrait of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, began in Kiev’s Independence Square and snaked out along a passing thoroughfare in the capital.

A supporter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko holds a portrait of her during a rally in front of the Parliament building in Kiev. European Union mediators resumed efforts in Ukraine on Wednesday to secure the release from jail of opposition leader as the clock ticks down to the signing of landmark trade accords at the end of the month.

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A supporter of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko holds a portrait of her during a rally in front of the parliament building in Kiev. EU mediators have resumed efforts in Ukraine on Wednesday to secure Ms Tymoshenko’s release from jail as the clock ticks down to the signing of landmark trade accords at the end of the month.