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Ukraine: Tymoshenko could be charged with high treason

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for abuse of power, could be charged with high treason, reported local media correspondent in Kiev on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 20, the Ukrainian parliament sent to the Prosecutor General and the Security Service of the report of the inquiry committee to examine the circumstances of the signing of Russian-Ukrainian gas agreements of 2009 by the government of Tymoshenko. In its report, the Committee felt that certain actions of the former head of government could be described as “high treason”.

The committee said Tymoshenko concealed from the public authorities and the existence of the debt of its private companies to the Russian Ministry of Defense totaling more than $ 405 million. Tymoshenko has also concealed the existence of a criminal investigation opened against her by the Russian courts for corruption in the department.

According to committee chair Inna Bogoslovskaïa investigation, copies of the report will be sent to the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO and the parliaments Russian and American.

Yulia Tymoshenko, the main rival of current Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, is serving her sentence in a prison in the Kharkiv region (east). Her case has caused a serious crisis in relations between Ukraine and the European Union.

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