Ukraine shelves Central Europe summit after boycott
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. AP PhotoUkraine on Tuesday postponed a summit of Central European leaders it was to host this week after most participants pulled out in protest at its treatment of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
"In connection with the fact that a number of European leaders are unable to take part in the Yalta summit, Ukraine has decided to postpone it to a later date," foreign ministry spokesman Olexander Dikusarov said, quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.