Raw: Former Ukraine PM Released From Prison

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Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison on Saturday. (Feb. 22)

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Kharkiv, Ukraine -- February 22, 2014

1. Various of vehicle with former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko leaving hospital

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Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison on Saturday.

On Friday the Ukrainian parliament decided to decriminalize the charge which led to her imprisonment and led to her release as she was no longer seen as guilty of a criminal offence.

Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovych said he would not recognize any of the lawmakers' decisions as valid.

Tymoshenko's arrest in 2011 and conviction on charges of abuse of office were widely seen as a case of political revenge by Yanukovych.

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