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Behind the Braid: Who Is Yulia Tymoshenko?



Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok signed a deal this morning to end the bloodshed that has taken over Kiev and the surrounding area this week. While they agreed on a coalition government and early presidential elections, there was one name that went ignored: Yulia Tymoshenko.

Known for her persistence and perfecly coiffed blonde braid that wraps her head, Tymoshenko first emerged as the thorn in Yanukovych’s side when she co-led the Orange Revolution — a wave of protests and political events calling out an allegedly rigged presidential election in 2004 Read more…

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