Parliamentary elections without Tymoshenko would not be 'undemocratic', says Yanukovych
Crimes must not be covered by political slogans. "This is my clear position," he said.
In April the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office opened a third criminal case against Tymoshenko, this time regarding the 2009 gas contracts.
The first criminal case deals with the way the Ukrainian government spent the money it earned by selling greenhouse emission quotas under the Kyoto Protocol.
The second one concerns alleged irregularities in purchasing vehicles for rural medical establishments.
Tymoshenko has been indicted for abuse of office in both these cases.
On June 7 the Prosecutor General's Office reported that the Pechersky District Court had given Tymoshenko until June 16 to read the files of the criminal case concerning the 2009 gas contracts.
Ukrainian parliamentary elections have been scheduled for 2012.
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