Tymoshenko says another criminal case against her linked to Putin's visit
"I believe that in the near future, when they announce that Ukraine is joining the Customs Union, they will again 'blame the daughter-in-law' because she signed the wrong gas agreements," she added.
The opposition politician called this "a theatre of politically absurd."
"I believe that due to this fact you can clearly see that all of this is being fabricated - this is just a campaign. This is done not in the prosecutor's office, but in the office of [Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych," she said.
Tymoshenko again stated that all of the cases against her were fabricated.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office has opened another criminal case against Tymoshenko concerning her exceeding her authority and abusing office in signing gas contracts in 2009.
The case was opened under part three of Article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. It was established that actions of the former premier caused damages to the state worth Hr 1.5 billion.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office completed a pre-trial investigation into two criminal cases against Tymoshenko under Part 3 of Article 365, Part 2 of Article 364 and Part 2 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (the abuse of power or office, which entailed grave consequences and violation of the budget legislation).
On Tuesday, April 12, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov are to pay a working visit to Ukraine.
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