Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Hits Oil Co. With US Suit

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko launched a class action in New York federal court Tuesday alleging political and human rights violations in the purported rigging of a Swiss arbitration ruling allowing RosUkrEnergo AG to reclaim Ukrainian natural gas reserves.

The Swiss-based natural gas company and Dmytro Firtash, which jointly owns RosUkrEnergo with Russian energy giant Gazprom OAO, have conspired with other unidentified entities as part of a racketeering enterprise to deprive the Ukrainian people of their fundamental political and human rights by diverting the country's...
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