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"With regard to Mr. Lazarenko, we have no means to make him agree to give testimony to a representative of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office. As far as I know, he [Lazarenko] refused such a meeting. According to our law, we have no tools to change his position," Tefft said in an interview with the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper, which was published on Friday, when asked why the U.S. side has not allowed Ukrainian First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin to question Lazarenko in the United States.

As reported, Kuzmin said in an interview with the EurActive Internet-based media outlet during his visit to Brussels that the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office could charge Tymoshenko with complicity in the murder of Scherban in two weeks.

There is "sufficient evidence" proving the involvement of Tymoshenko and former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko in organizing and financing the murder of Yevhen Shcherban, a Verkhovna Rada deputy and businessman, Kuzmin said.

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