The EU Council on Foreign Affairs is discussing Brussels' possible reaction to the verdict in the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton announced this ahead of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU member states, which is taking place in Luxembourg on Monday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"Today we will begin our discussion with Ukraine and think over our reaction to the verdict, which is expected in [the trial of] Yulia Tymoshenko, probably tomorrow. I'm sure that the ministers want to think very carefully about our relations and the signals that we want to send to [Ukrainian] President [Viktor] Yanukovych," Ashton said.

Luxembourg is hosting on Monday a meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs, which is to consider the circumstances of Tymoshenko's case

On Tuesday, October 11, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv will start announcing the verdict on the Russian gas supply contract case against Tymoshenko.


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