- Title: FILE: Former Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko says she will run for president - File
- Date: 27th March 2014
- Summary: KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - FEBRUARY 22, 2014) (REUTERS) TYMOSHENKO SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDOW GREETING SUPPORTERS AT AIRPORT AFTER RELEASE FROM JAIL PEOPLE SURROUNDING TYMOSHENKO'S CAR TYMOSHENKO GREETING SUPPORTERS FROM CAR, ROLLING DOWN WINDOW, SHAKING HANDS WITH SUPPORTER, SAYING IN UKRAINIAN "GLORY TO UKRAINE!"
- Reuters ID: LVA4QQRQWUMS37LQ654V77UZY312
- Location: Ukraine
- Country: Ukraine
- Duration: 00:00:27
- Topics: General
- Story Text: PLEASE NOTE: THE EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announces she will again run for president in the May election.
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KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - OCTOBER 11, 2011) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. JUDGE READING VERDICT IN COURT
2. TYMOSHENKO SITTING IN COURT
3. VARIOUS OF TYMOSHENKO BEING LED AWAY BY COURT SECURITY AFTER VERDICT, PEOPLE IN COURTROOM SHOUTING IN UKRAINIAN 'SHAME!'
KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - NOVEMBER 2004) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
4. CROWD OF ORANGE SUPPORTERS ON MAIDAN (INDEPENDENCE SQUARE) CHANTING FOR VIKTOR YUSHCHENKO (WHO BECAMSE UKRAINE PRESIDENT IN 2005 FOLLOWING THE 'ORANGE REVOLUTION')
5. TYMOSHENKO HOLDS HANDS WITH YUSHCHENKO AND OTHER 'ORANGE' LEADERS ON STAGE AT RALLY
KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE) (22 NOVEMBER 2005) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
6. 'ORANGE' SUPPORTERS MARCH THROUGH KIEV, FOLLOWING TRUCK
7. 'ORANGE' SUPPORTERS MARCHING
8. TYMOSHENKO ON STAGE GREETS SUPPORTERS
9. 'ORANGE' SUPPORTERS CHEERING
10. TYMOSHENKO ADDRESSES 'ORANGE' RALLY
11. TYMOSHENKO SHAKING HANDS WITH YUSHCHENKO
KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE) (NOVEMBER 29, 2009) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
12. VARIOUS OF UKRAINE PARLIAMENT APPLAUDING AS TYMOSHENKO IS PRESENTED WITH A BOUQUET IN COLOURS OF UKRAINE NATIONAL EMBLEM
KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (OCTOBER 2, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
13. TYMOSHENKO AT THE WEDDING OF HER DAUGHTER TO SEAN CARR
14. CHURCH DOMES
15. TYMOSHENKO (WHITE SHAWL OVER HER HEAD) WATCHING AS HER DAUGHTER AND NEW SON IN LAW CARR DRINK CHAMPAGNE AT THEIR WEDDING
YALTA CRIMEA, UKRAINE (FILE NOVEMBER 19, 2009 ) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT PRESS-SERVICE FOR POOL - ACCESS ALL)
16. VARIOUS OF RUSSIAN PM VLADIMIR PUTIN AND UKRAINE'S PM YULIA TYMOSHENKO WALKING INTO ROOM, POSING FOR MEDIA
17. VARIOUS OF TYMOSHENKO SPEAKING AT BRIEFING , PUTIN AND TYMOSHENKO AT BRIEFING
KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - FEBRUARY 22, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
18. TYMOSHENKO SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDOW GREETING SUPPORTERS AT AIRPORT AFTER RELEASE FROM JAIL
19. PEOPLE SURROUNDING TYMOSHENKO'S CAR
20. TYMOSHENKO GREETING SUPPORTERS FROM CAR, ROLLING DOWN WINDOW, SHAKING HANDS WITH SUPPORTER, SAYING IN UKRAINIAN "GLORY TO UKRAINE!"
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, released from jail last month after her arch-foe Viktor Yanukovich fled from power, said on Thursday (March 27) she would run again for president in an election on May 25.
She also pledged to build a strong army and said she hoped to be able to recover Crimea from Russia, which annexed it last week.
The announcement by the flamboyant Tymoshenko set up a contest with boxer-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko, who has also declared his candidacy, and other figures who have emerged to contend for top posts after four months of political turmoil.
Tymoshenko, 53, a powerful speaker known in her heyday for her trademark peasant hair-braid, served twice as prime minister and ran for president in 2010, only to be narrowly beaten in a run-off vote by Yanukovich.
Yanukovich, her nemesis, subsequently launched a campaign against her and her allies, and she was jailed in 2011 for abuse of office linked to a gas deal she brokered with Russia in 2009.
She served two years of a seven-year term, mainly under prison guard in a hospital in Kharkiv, before being released when Yanukovich fled on Feb. 20 and was subsequently ousted by parliament.
She was wildly popular at the height of her power 10 years ago when she led tens of thousands on the streets of Kiev against an earlier bid for power by Yanukovich in what became known as the Orange Revolution.
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