Deputy General Prosecutor Renat Kuzmin was back on the pro-government Inter channel last week in his latest public attack on jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
This time, he said prosecutors had secured evidence that money from Tymoshenko’s account had been used to pay for the killing of Donetsk lawmaker and businessman Yevhen Shcherban on Nov. 4, 1996.
Kuzmin claims that the men who gunned down Shcherban were paid for the contract killing by firms controlled at the time by then Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko and then head of United Energy System of Ukraine Tymoshenko. "The money, nearly three million hryvnias, came to the killlers’ accounts from firms belonging to Lazarenko and Tymoshenko. The firms were controlled by these two people," Kuzmin said.