EU-Ukraine Agreement at Risk Germany Leverages Ties For Fair Tymoshenko Trial

As alarm grows in the West over the trial against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, German politicians are threatening to withdraw their support for an agreement that would strengthen ties between the European Union and the former Soviet Republic.
Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a Kiev courtroom on June 29.

Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a Kiev courtroom on June 29.

Foto: Sergey Dolzhenko/ dpa
SPIEGEL staff, with wires