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Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka said that the allegations about former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's involvement into the murder of MP Yevhen Scherban were announced back in 2001, but Tymoshenko has been avoiding trial, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.
"Back in 2001, adviser Lazarenko (former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko) said that Tymoshenko was involved in financing and organizing the murder of Scherban. Therefore, this information is not new and was made public twelve years ago. However, Tymoshenko has been evading responsibility in every possible way. She has been hiding behind the posts, the MP's mandate, the political status, etc.," Pshonka told German and Ukrainian journalists on Wednesday during a working visit of the Ukrainian PGO's delegation to Germany, the PGO's press service reported.
According to the prosecutor general, law enforcers had questions to Tymoshenko starting from the late 90s. "But she has never answered them in any of the criminal cases against her, which have been numerous over the past fifteen years," he said.
Pshonka also noted that only a court could determine the degree of culpability of a person, as well as the punishment. He also expressed the belief that law enforcement agencies of no country would ignore such crimes. "And Ukraine is no exception," he stressed.