Envoy distances Ukraine from Tymoshenko sentencing

Top bureaucrat postpones trip to Ottawa after diplomatic fallout; envoy says judicial system needs improvement.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/19/2011 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11/27/2013 11:17 am EST

Ukraine's envoy is distancing his government from the controversial ruling to jail his country's former prime minister—a move that drew fire from Prime Minister Stephen Harper—but has admitted the judicial system that sentenced her is flawed.

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