Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko believes the government is using the criminal case against her over the signing of gas agreements in 2009 to cover up their plans to bankrupts Naftohaz.

"They simply want to divert attention from the fact that they’re robbing the gas sector, that they gave Firtash 11 billion cubic meters of gas – that’s $4 billion from the budget of Naftohaz. They’re essentially ruining this company in order to bankrupt it and then take over. And they want to cover this all up with these high-profile criminal cases," Yulia Tymoshenko said after a nearly eight-hour interrogation at the Prosecutor General’s Office, according to the official website.

According to her, today’s face-to-face interrogation with former Naftohaz chairman Oleh Dubyna confirmed the economic advantage for Ukraine of the gas agreements signed with Russia in 2009. "Today they fabricated this criminal case, led a fake ungrounded interrogation, held a face-to-face confrontation with Oleh Dubyna and there were no differences in what he and I said. We’re saying the same thing – that based on the contracts that we signed the price of gas for Ukraine was $228. Today, a year after the Crimean lands were given up through the Kharkiv agreements the price is $300," she added.

"I think with these criminal cases they want to divert attention from major scandals that are going on now – the unjustified increase in gas prices for households in Ukraine, skyrocketing prices for food and consumer goods, and the drop in real purchasing power of pensions and wages. They’re simply distracting attention from all this," said Yulia Tymoshenko.

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