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Ex-premier's daughter: Authorities launch another campaign to discredit Tymoshenko

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Aug. 9, 2012, 6:10 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The authorities have launched another campaign to discredit former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, her daughter and defense lawyer, Yevhenia Tymoshenko, has said
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KHARKIV – The authorities have launched another campaign to discredit former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, her daughter and defense lawyer, Yevhenia Tymoshenko, has said.

"Fraud, and manipulation of information about my mother, are continuing. Such people as Kuzmin, Portnov and Liovochkin, who are the servants of [President Viktor] Yanukovych, rather than servants of the law, are now trying to start a smear campaign against my mother... Politicians in Europe and the United States have already moved to actions. We know that sanctions are being discussed in the Senate and the European Parliament against Yanukovych and his entourage. Fearing this, they [the authorities], in the face of Kuzmin, are inventing a new smear campaign and blaming my mother for an attack on a [prison] guard, the murder [of Yevhen Scherban] and [faking illness]," she told reporters on Thursday near Ukrzaliznytsia's Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv, where the former prime minister is receiving treatment.

She declined to answer what incident could serve as grounds for opening a criminal case on Tymoshenko's attack on a prison guard, but suggested that this could be linked to an attempt to forcibly transport Tymoshenko to Kharkiv's hospital in April.

"But how can one believe that such a small woman in whom any sudden movement causes pain, attack s guard three times her size? And instead of investigating her beating, they are unable to prove her guilt in other cases, they again just came up with more laughable things, " said Tymoshenko.

As reported, Ukraine's First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin said in an interview with the Segodnya newspaper that a criminal investigation had been launched into the case of Tymoshenko's causing bodily injuries to an officer of Kyiv detention facility.

"There is a case on Yulia Tymoshenko causing bodily injuries to a detention facility officer in their line of duty. There are other cases as well. They are also being investigated. And I can assure you that we won't keep back a single case. Each of them will be completed within the time stipulated by the law and forwarded to the courts," he said.

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blueriver Aug. 9, 2012, 7:28 p.m.    

Shame on you Kuzmin.

Readers, Party of Regions controlled by Putin are Afraid of a woman , sounds funny right , but it's True.

EVERY DAY YANUKOVYCH PHONES CONTACTS KUZMIN AND ASKS , have you found more crimes we can throw at Yulia.

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cedrik Aug. 9, 2012, 8:08 p.m.    

None of these are new accusations. The injury to a prison guard dates back to 2004 or early 2005. The Opel Kombi case is well known since early 2010 when it became public knowledge that she purchased 1000 Opel Kombi mini trucks 'to be used as ambulances for country doctors' and she had the State pay 85000 euros each for a truck that could have been had off the showroom floor in Kiev for 14000 euros each. And many ended up being used in her unsuccessful 2010 election campaigns with her party emblem and logo on the side, amply documented by most the news media during and after the elections. I personally saw several of them in our little berg during the election cycles, complete with her party logo and a campaign slogan on them. None went to 'country doctors' and the little truck is indeed too short to take a stretcher even with the right front seat removed. The money laundering charges date back to Mr Kuchma's time. The murder involvement accusation dates back to about 10 minutes after the murder some 14 or so years ago.
Oh yes, one other little detail which may throw some light on Oleg's rapid flight from Ukraine to Czech. Seems it was his company in Czech that provided the Kombis. Interesting.

My Canadian friend, you can post on every news article on KP all you want. The reality is no one here, and you are NOT here, is in the least afraid of Mrs Tymoshenko and the vast majority of the populace in Ukraine regard her as simply another fallen oligarch who will be in prison for a long time. End of story.

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blueriver Aug. 9, 2012, 10:15 p.m.    

Shame on you Kuzmin.

Readers, Party of Regions controlled by Putin are Afraid of a woman , sounds funny right , but it's True.

EVERY DAY YANUKOVYCH PHONES CONTACTS KUZMIN AND ASKS , have you found more crimes we can throw at Yulia.

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Viktoria Yando Aug. 9, 2012, 10:37 p.m.    

cedrik , your unfortunately very biased, naturally many doctors have thanked Mrs. Tymoshenko for the transport cars too hospital facilities which have already saved dozens of lives of people living in regions far away from medical help. The oligarchs in power now have since they came to power starting with the immediate reintroduction of RosKroEnergo and the buying up for pennies the Ukrainian Energie Market only been robbing the Ukraine. Why don't you write about the true crooks. Why must they constantly fabricate cases against Mrs. Tymoshenko? Because there is nothing to find that was unlawful. They themselves, Yanukowich with Medzilagira ( his domicil ) Azarov transfering 18 Million Euros to the company of his son and the rest of the crooks steeling Ukraines natural resources, why don"t you write about that.

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cedrik Aug. 9, 2012, 10:48 p.m.    

My dear Viktoria, not a one of those trucks went to the 'country doctors' while Mrs Tymoshenko was in power.

I write about the article, nothing else. You do not know me therefore how can you say I am biased? You will see from my posts that comments about the articles are the rule of the day. I am not blind, but I generally stick to the article.

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