Gas princess on the dock: justice or revenge?

­Stanislav Belkovsky – Director, Institute of National Strategy

Today we are talking about the trial of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
She has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The court found her guilty of overstepping her powers while signing gas contracts with Russia.

The verdict surprised and disappointed the world community, and even Russia, in favor of which the contracts were allegedly signed. Many say the trial is  politically motivated.

So, is it a fair trial or a political repression? Will Yulia Tymoshenko really go to prison? And what’s going to happen with the gas contracts?

We’re asking the director of the Moscow based Institute of National Strategy – Stanislav Belkovsky.