Yulia Tymoshenko: Ukraine Ex-PM to Run for President

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Former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a press conference in Kiev on March 27, 2014. Ukraine’s formerly jailed divisive opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko completed an improbable return to politics on March 27 after her release on February 22 by confirming plans to run for president in elections on May 25.

 In less than two months, Ukrainians will cast ballots for their next president. The election is set for May 25th. And Yulia Tymoshenko, who has already served twice as Prime Minister, announced on Thursday she will run and stand as “a candidate for Ukrainian unity.” Filio Kontrafouri has the story from Kiev.