on Yulia Tymoshenko: 2004-2014

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Kiev, Maidan square, Orange Revolution, Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko
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a decade indeed makes
a great difference
from heroine of the
2004 Pomarancheva revolyutsiya,
imprisoned for 30 months,
to a possible repeat as premier of Ukraine.

Tymoshenko working the barricades

Tymoshenko working the barricades

with her signature crown
of golden braided hair
albeit in a wheelchair
this time
with a creased face
Yulia addressed the crowd
in Kyiv’s Maidan square
saying she drew strength
from Ukrainians’ heroism

Newly-released Tymoshenko addresses the crowd in Maidan square

Newly-released Tymoshenko addresses the crowd in Maidan square

cynics might devalue
her masterful performance
it does not subtract
from her keen political sense.

(Photos of Yulia Tymoshenko taken from the public domain)

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