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“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

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

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