Home > News > World
Sunday February 23, 2014 MYT 8:45:01 PM
Sunday February 23, 2014 MYT 8:45:51 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, dramatically freed on Saturday as her arch-rival President Viktor Yanukovich fled Kiev, drew support from German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a phone call on Sunday, Tymoshenko's press service said.
Merkel "congratulated Yulia Tymoshenko on her release and expressed the certainty that her return to mainstream politics would become one of the main factors in stabilising the situation in Ukraine", a statement said.
Merkel said Tymoshenko's return to political life would also contribute to preserving the unity of Ukraine and helping it along the path of European reform, it added.
(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Libya recovers 105 bodies after migrant boat sinks, more feared dead
Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll
Greece's Syriza to win election but face setback, polls show
Europe questions border rules after train attack, migrant moves
U.S. says committed to transition away from Syria's Assad
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Chua: Treasury to look into the matter following appeals
Skills training needs upgrade
Van Gaal determined to break Swansea jinx
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)