KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's former premier Yulia Tymoshenko will appeal her seven-year sentence next week, her lawyers said Wednesday as Kiev tried to repair the damage done to its image in both Russia and the West. A Kiev court on Tuesday jailed the leader of the pro-Western 2004 Orange Revolution, prompting allegations that President Viktor Yanukovych was resorting to Stalinist methods to deal with opponents. The conviction of Tymoshenko for abusing her powers in a gas deal signed with Russia in 2009 - an offence that would not have even come to a criminal court in Europe - has also endangered Ukraine's hopes of EU integration.