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NEWS ITEM: During the Yalta European Strategy conference this month in Crimea, Deputy General Prosecutor Rinat
Kuzmin was trying hard to defend the prosecutors’ position that ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s conviction and
imprisonment was not politically motivated. Kuzmin also said that prosecutors have “enough grounds to indict Yulia
Tymoshenko in new cases,” referring to the case of the murder of a member of parliament, Yevhen Shcherban of
Donetsk, in 1996. Kuzmin left many people unconvinced. When one of the journalists questioned the legitimacy of the
case, Kuzmin rebuffed by saying: “Since you are not a lawyer, it is hard for you to understand the details of this case.”


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