FILE In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 file photo Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, looks at his Ukrainian counterpart Yulia Tymoshenko as they speak to the media, shortly after their talks ... more 
FILE In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 file photo Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, looks at his Ukrainian counterpart Yulia Tymoshenko as they speak to the media, shortly after their talks aimed at restoring Russian natural gas supplies to Europe. In the tensions over whether Ukraine will move closer to the European Union or be pulled toward Moscow, the most vivid figure may be the one who's least seen _ former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who turned 53 in a prison cell on Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. The woman known worldwide for her elaborately braided blonde tresses and for her emphatic rhetoric in the Orange Revolution had been seen as the major impediment to Ukraine's signing a landmark association agreement with the EU. Bloc officials condemned her imprisonment as a case of political revenge and made inking the pact conditional on her release _ the demand that President Viktor Yanukovych has been reluctant to fulfill. (AP Photo/ Alexander Prokopenko, Presidential Press Service, file ) less 
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