“The case should have been closed during the pre-trial investigation and during the preliminary review in court because of the absence of any elements of crime in my actions. This is obvious to any lawyer,” Yulia Tymoshenko said today while testifying in court.
The ex-premier also pointed out that the case file contains written proof of her innocence: letters from former Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych and from former Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Kudryavtsev confirming that the directives she signed can’t be considered a government document.
Giving instructions to Yuriy Prodan isn’t evidence of abuse of power. “My issuing instructions to the minister of fuel and energy in the form of directives for the Naftohaz delegation to hold negotiations can’t be considered abuse of power and office,” stressed the ex-premier, her official website reported.
Yulia Tymoshenko also recalled that the Cabinet of Ministers doesn’t have the authority to issue directives for talks between business entities, only directives for international agreements.
“I didn’t break any laws in 2009 and we proved this during the trial,” she said.
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