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    Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko exceeded her powers when she ordered state energy firm Naftogaz to sign a gas deal with Russia in 2009, Judge Rodion Kireev said on Tuesday.

    Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko exceeded her powers when she ordered state energy firm Naftogaz to sign a gas deal with Russia in 2009, Judge Rodion Kireev said on Tuesday.

    Tymoshenko exceeded her powers by personally issuing directives related to the deal, which the current government claims cost Ukraine huge sums of money, Kireev said.

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