February, 16

The opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has set up a Twitter account.

The first tweets are about her interrogation of the General Prosecutor's Office. She was late to parliament hearing on pension reform because of this interrogation. Tymoshenko said the questioning was scheduled for this day especially to not let her speak in Parliament.

The court has extended the arrest of former Interior Minister of Tymoshenko’s government (2005, 2007-2010) Yuri Lutsenko for another 2 months until April. He is incriminated abuse of power. The opposition believes this is political repression.

The suspects in the bombing in Makiivka have been arrested. Two blasts occurred in Makiivka on Jan. 20 outside the largest coal company’s office and shopping mall. Investigators have advanced various versions, including political ones.

Circus of the city of Simferopol (Crimea) in full force joined the Regions Party. This party is the core of the parliamentary majority. The members of this party are the President, prime minister, as well as a significant number of ministers and governors.

On Wednesday at the site have been published:

- interview with former head of the SBU, the leader of the pro-Western party “Nasha Ukraina” Valentin Nalyvaychenko;

- Alexander Matyushenko’s article "If necessary, we will drop a bomb" on the Russian-Ukrainian dispute over the border in the Azov and Black Seas, where oil and gas deposits were found;

- Vitaly Portnikov’s column on the main issue in Egypt now is the question of keeping the power by the military.

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