FrontPage Magazine: Obama administration impedes Ukraine murder investigation


Dec. 20, 2012 10:33
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Officials in the Obama administration have made no secret of their intentions to frame Tymoshenko’s ordeal.
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Unbelievable as it may seem, the Obama administration may be precipitating yet another foreign policy debacle with the Ukraine.

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin is pursuing a possible murder indictment against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, for her alleged involvement as an accessory in the 1996 killing of lawmaker Yevgeny Scherban, his wife, and an airport employee, all of whom were shot dead at Donetsk Airport in November 1996. 

Kuzmin further claims that the murder was ordered to be carried out by Tymoshenko’s former ally and ex-prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko, whose nine-year U.S. prison term for extortion and money laundering ended in November. Yet because Tymoshenko has long been admired in Western circles, counting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among her most ardent fans, Kuzmin’s investigation is apparently being stonewalled by the Obama administration.

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