Ukrainian Court Rejects Tymoshenko appeal

Former PM was jaled for abuse of power


(Reuters)—A Ukrainian high court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko against her conviction for abuse of office, an outcome likely to complicate Ukraine's already poor relations with the West.

"The judges of the court have reached the conclusion that the appeal cannot be satisfied," judge Olexander Yelfimov said delivering an unexpectedly speedy ruling.