According to the Batkivschyna press-service, the meeting of the former prime-minister's supporters has gathered around 3,000 people. They are carrying a 20 meter banner reading "Free Yulia!".
According to the release, the meeting at the Highest Special Court will be held for as long as the appeal proceedings are taking place.
Addressing the meeting participants, BYUT deputy Sergey Pashynskiy said, "We want the people who are reviewing the appeal to think about their duty and make a just decision even if they have to ignore the orders from Bankovaya (Presidential Administration)".
Previously, the Pechersk district court of Kiev has found Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of power in the conclusion of gas contracts with Russia in 2009 and sentenced her to 7 years of incarceration.
The Special Court has postponed the appeal hearings several times referring to Tymoshenko's absence. Her lawyer has accused the court of deliberate delaying of the case to prevent the defense from taking the matter to the European Court of Human Rights.