Yulia Tymoshenko has been officially charged with embezzlement and fraud charges, the State Tax Service said on Friday.

The new charges include the concealment of $165 million in corporate revenue, the theft of public funds and tax evasion ($5.8 million) related to the late 1990s when Tymoshenko was head of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU), then the main importer of the Russian natural gas.

The charges were earlier dropped under the statute of limitations in the 2000s.

Other charges Tymoshenko faces include the misuse of funds received from the sale of greenhouse gas discharge quotas under the Kyoto Protocol, the misappropriation of funds to purchase ambulances, and the UESU’s illegal operations.

According to the State Tax Police, the pretrial investigation of the case will be finished within the terms set by legislation.

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