Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has nothing to do with the arrest
of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko and never intervened in activity of the judiciary.
"The president has said many times that his administration has nothing to do with [the court process against Tymoshenko], and cannot intervene in the activity of the judiciary according to the constitution," the president's press secretary, Darya Chepak, told Interfax-Ukraine.
Yulia Tymoshenko, on trial for abusing her authority in reaching a 2009 gas deal with Russia when she was Ukraine's prime minister, was arrested today for disobeying court procedures.
One of her assistants told a Kyiv Post reporter she was taken to the Lukyanivska pre-trial detention center in Kyiv.
At the same time the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has no information about the place of Tymoshenko imprisonment, according to the Interfax reports.
"The Prosecutor General's Office does not know where she was taken to," the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office said.
Kyiv's police said that they did not know about Tymoshneko's place of detention as this issue is outside their competence.
The press service of the Security Service of Ukraine also said that they did not know where Tymoshenko was being held.
A brawl erupted outside the courtroom as Tymoshenko supporters attempted to block police from leaving the court with the arrested Tymoshenko.
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