Former Ukraine leader to run for president; IMF moves on $18 billion in aid for the country

By Kathy Lally, Will Englund, March 27, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — Yulia Tymoshenko, who for a decade has made Ukrainian politics an impassioned melodrama, said Thursday that she would run for president in the May 25 election.

The former prime minister — freed from prison a month ago and released from the hospital a week ago — is facing what may be her last opportunity to reclaim the affection of Ukrainians that she squandered after the Orange Revolution of 2004 thrust her into a position of power.

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