Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, against whom four criminal cases have already been opened, has lodged a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights regarding the illegality of her prosecution.

The text of a respective complaint was posted on Tymoshenko's official website, UKRINFORM reported.

As reported, the former prime minister is accused of abuse of office in signing gas supply contracts with Russia in 2009. According to the case materials, Tymoshenko, when signing agreements on gas supplies with Russia in 2009, caused over UAH 1.5 billion (over USD 188 million) in losses to the state.

Two more criminal cases, which were opened against Tymoshenko, concern the purchase of Opel cars as ambulance vehicles and the misuse of funds received from the sale of Ukrainian quotas under the Kyoto Protocol.

A fourth criminal case has recently been opened against Tymoshenko regarding the signing of an additional agreement to the contract on the sale of Kryvorizhstal in 2005.


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