October 13 an SBU investigator conducted the first questioning of former premier Yulia Tymoshenko on new criminal case, instituted against her, public relations office head of Prosecutor's General Office Yuri Boichenko told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

"In accordance with the legislation an investigator started the questioning, but Tymoshenko and her lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko insisted on a break till Monday. After the questioning the investigator will have to apply for court decision on beginning of pretrial investigation. I believe it will be Pechersk court of first instance," he informed.

Boichenko also told the press that Tymoshenko refused to take the decree on her questioning and institution of criminal case against her.

According to him, the prosecution is sure that SBU has legally brought the criminal action against Yulia Tymoshenko and that the limitation period has not expired.

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