Judge Rodion Kireyev of the Pechersk District Court has denied the defense’s ninth request to change the measure of restraint imposed on former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

"The defendant isn’t responding to remarks and orders of the presiding judge. The court doesn’t see any reason to change the measure of restraint," the judge said, according to Tymoshenko's official website.

The judge then adjourned the trial until 2 pm on Tuesday, August 23.

Today Yulia Tymoshenko’s defense lawyer Oleksandr Plakhotnyuk asked the court to release the ex-premier, highlighting the numerous bail guarantees sent to the court from members of parliament, religious figures, business owners, cultural and public figures, etc.

Meanwhile, lawyer Yuriy Sukhov pointed out that there is no reason to keep Yulia Tymoshenko in custody at this point. "As of today, all the witnesses have been questioned. In the arrest order it says that Yulia Tymoshenko was interfering in the interrogation of witnesses. This reason no longer exists," he said.

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