Yesterday saw the start of a 'pre-trial' in Kyiv.
Former Prime Minister and leader of the main opposition party in Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko attended her pre-trial hearing in the centre of Kyiv.
The whole 'event' is being broadcast on Ukraine Channel 5 and also from Tymoshenkos own web site. Unfortunately, the proceedings have quickly deteriorated into a farce. Looks like something from a comedy drama. The court room is about the same size as my office and is overcrowded with media people.
The case paints a bad public image for Ukraine.