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Yulia Tymoshenko
Юлія Тимошенко

Member of Parliament

Tymoshenko in March 2011
10th and 13th Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
18 December 2007 â€“ 4 March 2010
President Viktor Yushchenko
Deputy Oleksandr Turchynov
Cabinet Second Tymoshenko Government
Preceded by Viktor Yanukovych
Succeeded by Mykola Azarov
In office
24 January 2005 â€“ 8 September 2005
Acting 24 January 2005 – 4 February 2005
President Viktor Yushchenko
Deputy Anatoliy Kinakh
Cabinet First Tymoshenko Government
Preceded by Mykola Azarov
Succeeded by Yuriy Yekhanurov
Minister of Fuel and Energy
In office
30 December 1999 â€“ 19 January 2001
Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko
Cabinet Yushchenko Government
Preceded by Aleksey Sheberstov (Energy)[1]
Succeeded by Viktor Yushchenko[2]
Personal details
Born (1960-11-27) 27 November 1960 (age 56)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Hromada (1997–1999)
Fatherland (1999–present)
Other political
Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (2001–2012)
Dictatorship Resistance Committee (2011–2014)
Spouse(s) Oleksandr (1979–present)
Children Eugenia Tymoshenko
Alma mater National Mining University of Ukraine
Dnipropetrovsk National University
Kyiv National Economic University
Religion Ukrainian Orthodox
Website www2.tymoshenko.ua/en/ ba.org.ua www.facebook.com/Tymoshenko.UA/

The post-Soviet mafia wove a spider’s web of dirty money around the world. Where better to attack it than to start with the Ukrainian criminal heavyweights – the ‘family’ and its closest circle?
Yulia Tymoshenko
I think women have to change their hairstyle from time to time.
I will get to the truth, if not in Ukrainian courts, then in international ones. I will fight to my last breath. They want to put me in prison but that won’t help. My voice will be heard even louder from prison than now, and the whole world will hear me.
Yulia Tymoshenko
Yanukovych has changed everything in Ukrainian jails – real criminals have been released, while representatives of the middle class and politically rebellious free-minded people have filled the prisons.
Yulia Tymoshenko
Ukraine is a vital link for Europe: our energy transportation networks; our location between the European Union and Eurasia. We’re the melting pot of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The democracy we founded with the Orange Revolution has to be an example for other post-Soviet states.
Yulia Tymoshenko
I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship.
Yulia Tymoshenko
We will fight and defend my good name in the European court. We have to be strong and defend Ukraine from this authoritarianism.
Yulia Tymoshenko
Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.
Yulia Tymoshenko
I just heard the latest joke about my hair: ‘Do you know what that is on her head? It’s a steering wheel to drive the state.’
Yulia Tymoshenko
I never complain. I chose the road of fighting with the Ukrainian oligarchy in 1996, and have paid for this with my freedom and that of my husband, my father and my close friends.
Yulia Tymoshenko
My goal in politics from the very beginning has been, and will be, the goal of giving Ukraine a chance to finally secure a firm footing in the world as a competitive, independent and real European state.
Yulia Tymoshenko
Everything that I have is natural – braid, nails – I practically never use cosmetics. They often ask me in the provinces about my braid.
Yulia Tymoshenko
The old bastions of the post-communist regime collapsed before my very eyes. The monsters who had kept Ukraine in a criminal state left the stage.
Yulia Tymoshenko
I think everyone remembers how certain Russian bureaucrats used to work against the Ukrainian opposition; I think it is hard to drop old habits.
Yulia Tymoshenko
I ask you, people who care about the soul of Ukraine, those who want to preserve the heart, the spirit and the faith of our country for future generations, to please defend it.
Yulia Tymoshenko