Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko
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Jailed former minister: Pressure on Ukraine intensifies

Ukraine is under growing pressure from Europe over the treatment of its jailed former prime minister who is serving seven years in jail for abuse of office.

Yulia Tymoshenko says she has been beaten in prison, which the authorities deny.

Five European presidents have said they will not attend a summit in Ukraine next month, and Germany's chancellor may boycott any football matches played there during Euro 2012, as Jonathan Josephs reports.

  • 01 May 2012