Tymoshenko urges reversal on suspension of EU-Ukraine deal

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko called on the government Friday to review its decision to suspend a landmark trade deal with the European Union, RIA Novosti reports.

In a letter posted on her Fatherland political party’s website, Tymoshenko said she “simply wanted to kill” President Viktor Yanukovych when she learned about the Cabinet’s decision on Thursday to halt plans to sign an association agreement and a free trade deal at an EU summit in Vilnius next week.

In an announcement that stunned Europe, the Ukrainian government announced it would seek closer cooperation with Russia and the Moscow-led Customs Union trade bloc that also comprises Belarus and Kazakhstan.

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