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Russian prosecutors drop charges against former Ukraine PM

[JURIST] Russian military prosecutors said Monday that they had dropped charges against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; BBC profile], accused of offering bribes to Russian Defense Department officials [JURIST report] while managing Ukraine's state-run gas company. The warrant for Tymoshenko was suspended while she served as prime minister, reinstated after a falling out with President Viktor Yushchenko [BBC profile] in September, then suspended again after she appeared in Moscow recently to answer questions related to the alleged bribes. Reuters has more. RIA Novosti has local coverage.

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