A tiger presented to jailed former Ukranian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has given birth to four white tiger cubs at the Skazka private zoo in the city of Yalta, according to AP Television News Service.
At least one of the cubs is albino.
"This is very unique. In general there are 130 white tigers in the world," zoo director Oleg Zubkov told local media.
The cubs' mother was named "Tygriulia" and given to the former prime minister in 2009.
Tymoshenko is now serving a seven-year prison sentence on charges of abuse of power.
She has been on hunger strike for about two weeks and needs medical treatment for a back condition.
Tymoshenko's daughter, Eugenia, met with Germany's justice minister Monday in Berlin on Monday in a bid to increase European pressure on Ukraine's leadership over her mother's case.
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