Prosecutor: Tymoshenko may get new charges

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June 9, 2011, 5:02 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukraine's prosecutor general announced on Thursday that alleged evidence of financial offenses by the former Cabinet might lead to further charges against ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. "There remain records of preliminary investigations at the SBU [Ukrainian Security Service], to which a legal qualification will be given," Viktor Pshonka told reporters.

He said this might result in what would be the fourth set of criminal proceedings against Tymoshenko, who is accused of offenses in overseeing vaccine purchases during an epidemic.

Pshonka said, however, that government officials besides Tymoshenko were also targets of the investigations he was referring to.

"All that was illegally taken from the state will be returned to the state," the prosecutor said.

"It's very correct that there are lawsuits," he said. "This confirms the illegality of activities by officials who were taking part in various decisions."
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Anonymous June 9, 2011, 6:28 p.m.    

If all that was illegally taken will be returned to the state now, Yanukonvict and his entire gang of theives will be gone tommorrow!

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Anonymous June 9, 2011, 7:47 p.m.    

The SBU is totally corrupt. They are the ones who should be on trial!

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Anonymous June 9, 2011, 8:13 p.m.    

It is Yanukovych that is corrupt. The courts and SBU are his puppets.

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Anonymous June 9, 2011, 11:32 p.m.    

Such an action of the Prime Minister's may be wise or not; it's not a criminal matter.

An 'impartial' court would throw out this new accusation by the prosecutor.

I'm curious what the next charge will be.

In the meantime, the prosecutor is purposely hindering Ms. Tymoshenko's movements; under the guise of this on-going witch hunt.

It's amazing that Ms. Tymoshenko is the proverbial lightening rod of both the Yanukovych &amp; Yuchenko administrations; at the price of the health of the State of Ukraine.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 1:16 a.m.    

Mr Editor.....why did you delete my comment?

What I said was this.

....Julia 'may' be charged.....

And Poshonkalin says.....

&quot;All that was illegally taken from the state will be returned to the state,&quot; the prosecutor said.

I said that the prosecutor has her tried , convicted and sentenced.

And this is the type of trials that Stalin had,,,,the Moscow show trials.

What a shame Ukraine has sunk to such lows.


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