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Tymoshenko Refuses To Acknowledge Murder Accusation

Yulia Tymoshenko with her husband, Oleksandr (file photo)Yulia Tymoshenko with her husband, Oleksandr (file photo)
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Yulia Tymoshenko with her husband, Oleksandr (file photo)
Yulia Tymoshenko with her husband, Oleksandr (file photo)

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Tymoshenko Told She's Suspected Of Ordering MP's Murder

Ukraine's prosecutor-general says jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been notified that she is suspected of having ordered the murder of a Ukrainian lawmaker 16 years ago.
Jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refuses to acknowledge accusations of her alleged involvement in the murder of a Ukrainian lawmaker 16 years ago.

Tymoshenko's daughter, Yevhenia Tymoshenko, told journalists in Kyiv that the official notification that her mother is considered a suspect in the murder had been read out and handed to her last week illegally by a number of unidentified men with video cameras and in the absence of Tymoshenko’s lawyers.

Ukraine's Prosecutor-General Viktor Pshonka said on January 18 that Tymoshenko is a suspect in the murder of Yevhen Shcherban at an airport in eastern Ukraine in 1996.

Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year term for abuse of office.

A second trial for alleged tax evasion and embezzlement has been adjourned until February 12.

Tymoshenko calls all of the charges politically motivated.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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