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Azarov: 'I believe that the wrong path is definitely not irreversible' (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Former Ukraine PM hoping to beat EU blacklist

Mykola Azarov, Ukraine’s one-time prime minister, is hoping the EU court will, on Thursday (28 January), clear his name, and free him to work against Kiev’s pro-EU government.

“Unfortunately, I’m not wealthy. The Ukrainian regime illegally seized my flat and my house and they even seized my pension,” the 68-year old said to EUobserver from Moscow last week.

“They’re doing their utmost to deprive me of political activity.”

Allegations by the Ukrainian prosecutor - that Azar...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Azarov: 'I believe that the wrong path is definitely not irreversible' (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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